Douglas Yarn

Professor of Law
Georgia State University

Douglas Yarn is Executive Director of the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law where he teaches conflict resolution and ethics. An experienced litigator, mediator, facilitator, and arbitrator, Professor Yarn served as in- house attorney, mediator, and trainer for the American Arbitration Association from 1987- 1994. He has trained mediators and arbitrators nationwide and designed conflict management systems for private and public entities, domestic and international. He is a Salzburg Fellow specializing in international environmental dispute resolution and has consulted for the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. His publications include, The Dictionary of Conflict Resolution (Jossey- Bass 1999), Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practice and Procedure in Georgia (3rd ed. Thomson/West 2006), Alternative Dispute Resolution: Practice and Procedure in North Carolina (Harrison 1998), and numerous book chapters and articles ranging from the social utility of dueling codes and the history of English arbitrement to apology and ADR ethics. Professor Yarn’s current research interests focus primarily on the behavioral biology of conflict and reconciliation incorporating ethology, ethnography, game theory, network tools, and complex adaptive systems theory. His degrees are from Duke University, University of Georgia, and Cambridge University, England.