C.J. Larkin

Senior Lecturer in Law; Administrative Director, DR Program


B.A., 1979, Millsaps College.
J.D., 1983, University of Missouri – Columbia
M.A., 1995, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Phone / Email

Phone:  (314) 935-4125
E-mail: larkin@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 590


Rachel Mance - (314) 935-6403

Courses Taught

Alternative Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice
Mediation Theory & Practice
Civil Rights and Community Justice Clinic
Trainer and Mediation supervisor, ABA-ADR Representation in Mediation Competition, Advisor


C.J. Larkin is the Administrative Director of the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program for the law school and also a Senior Lecturer in Law teaching courses on mediation, negotiation, ADR theory and practice, and mediation advocacy. A member of the Missouri Bar, she previously worked in the school’s Civil Justice Clinic and earned a certificate in conflict resolution along with a Master in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Larkin is a faculty advisor and coach for the law school’s ADR competitions and a faculty advisor for the law school’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. A Fulbright Senior Specialist in Dispute Resolution in Utrecht, The Netherlands, she has served as the project coordinator and trainer for a U.S. State Department grant in Nepal and as a co-mediator with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties, she has published articles and a training manual on community mediation and won service awards from the Better Business Bureau and Association of Missouri Mediators for her work promoting mediation programs. Prior to joining the law school, Larkin practiced law, serving as a St. Louis County Public Defender; an attorney in the Office of General Counsel for the Farm Credit Bank of St. Louis; an appellate attorney with the Missouri State Office of the Public Defender; and an attorney-lobbyist with the Jefferson City, Missouri, law firm of Hendren and Andrae.

Publications and Activities