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Paul Kirgis

 Paul Kirgis, Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship; Faculty Chair, Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution.
Paul F. Kirgis began teaching at St. John's University School of Law in 1998.  His primary field of interest is Dispute Resolution.  He is Faculty Chair of the Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution, which he founded pursuant to a gift from former New York Governor and St. John's Alumnus Hugh L. Carey.  
Professor Kirgis teaches Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Evidence.   His scholarship focuses on dispute resolution both within and outside of the traditional civil litigation paradigm.  He has written a number of articles analyzing the role of juries as decision makers in the civil justice system.  In recent years, he has turned his attention to the increasing use of arbitration and other extrajudicial dispute resolution processes as alternatives to the court system.  His articles have appeared in the Oregon Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Ohio State Law Review, Georgia Law Review, and the peer-reviewed International Journal of Evidence & Proof, among others.