James Coben

Professor James Coben, a senior fellow in Mitchell Hamline’s Dispute Resolution Institute, which he directed from 2000-2009, teaches civil procedure, mediation, negotiation, and theories of conflict.

He was the founding director of Hamline Law’s Master in the Study of Law (MSL) program and also pioneered a variety of innovative alternative dispute resolution clinical opportunities for law students, including mediation advocacy on behalf of clients in family law and employment cases.

He coordinated the recently completed 5-year “Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Project,” a joint effort of the law school, the JAMS Foundation, ADR Center Foundation (Rome), and Convenor Conflict Management to critically examine what is taught in negotiation and how we teach it, with special emphasis on how best to “translate” teaching methodology to succeed with diverse, global audiences.