Tokarz Named to Missouri's ADR Commission
Karen Tokarz, the Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service and director of the law school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri to the Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution. The commission is charged with assessing the state’s ADR services and related issues, as well as evaluating Missouri’s possible adoption of a Uniform Mediation Act.
Tokarz is an internationally recognized leader in clinical legal education and in mediation and conflict resolution. Former executive director of the Clinical Education Program, she most recently was a visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
She also has worked in South Africa for the past decade. In 2008, she was a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, assisting the Law Faculty in development of their ADR curriculum. She has helped establish student internships in South Africa, Tanzania, Cambodia, Thailand, and India.
Tokarz is past chair of the AALS Clinical Education Section, past president of the Clinical Legal Education Association, and a member of the Global Alliance for Justice Education. She teaches the Civil Rights, Mediation & Community Justice Clinic; Mediation & ADR Theory & Practice; and Public Interest Law & Policy.