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ICODR Podcast 26: Janet Martinez, Senior Lecturer – Emeritus and retired Director

In this episode, Ian chats with Janet Martinez, Senior Lecturer – Emeritus and retired Director of the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School.

Janet taught negotiation, advanced negotiation, dispute systems design, and ADR law and policy. She practiced corporate law for ten years in San Francisco, latterly as Senior Counsel for McKesson Corporation’s acquisitions and divestitures. She was Senior Consultant for the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she now serves on the board of directors. Janet does corporate executive negotiation trainings with LaxSebenius Negotiation Group, as well as with law firms in North America and abroad. Dr. Martinez received her B.S. in Bacteriology from Washington State University, J.D. from Golden Gate University, M.P.A. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Janet has published extensively in the ODR field, with a strong focus on the design of ODR systems and, in particular, ethical ODR systems. Her work includes Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict (Stanford University Press, 2020); “ODR and Innovation in the U.S.”, with Amy Schmitz, in the major text on ODR, Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice. A Treatise on Technology and Dispute Resolution; and “Designing Ethical Online Dispute Systems: The Rise of the Fourth Party,” with Colin Rule. She and Amy Schmitz also have a forthcoming book, Digital Dispute System Design.

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Janet Martinez

Janet Martinez is Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Director, Gould Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Initiative Janet focuses her research and consulting on the lawyer’s role in negotiation, domestically and internationally; dispute system design; online dispute resolution; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the… MORE >


Ian MacDuff

Ian is Teaching Fellow, Centre for ICT Law at Auckland Law School. He was, until June 2016, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Initiative at Singapore Management University. He previously taught at Victoria University of Wellington for a number of years. He has been a practising… MORE >

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