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Janet Martinez

Janet Martinez

Affiliated Faculty
Director of the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Gould Negotiation & Mediation Program, Gould ADR Research Initiative, and Senior Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School
School: 
Law

Janet Martinez is Director of the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Gould Negotiation & Mediation Program, Gould ADR Research Initiative, and Senior Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she teaches advanced negotiation, dispute system design and alternative dispute resolution law, practice & policy. Martinez practiced corporate law for ten years before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she did research, writing, and teaching in negotiation at Harvard University's graduate schools of business, law, and government.  In Cambridge she was Senior Associate for the Consensus Building Institute, a nonprofit provider of dispute resolution services in the public and private sectors, both domestic and international. There, she facilitated policy dialogues for the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and Framework Convention on Climate Change; she currently serves on its board of directors. Martinez has coached and trained for Lax Sebenius since 2000 and now serves as senior advisor. Martinez’ current research and consulting focus on dispute system design (with Lisa Amsler and Stephanie Smith, Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict, Stanford University Press, 2020), sustainable groundwater management in California, online dispute resolution, and international comparative dispute resolution. Martinez holds a B.S. in Bacteriology & Public Health from Washington State University, J.D. from Golden Gate University, Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from MIT.