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Michael Moffitt (Chair)

Philip H. Knight Chair, Professor of Law, University of Oregon

Michael Moffitt has been a member of the Oregon Law faculty since 2001, serving as Dean of the Law School from 2011 through 2017. Michael has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. He co-edited The Handbook of Dispute Resolution, an award-winning compilation of 31 original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. He also co-authored the innovative, student-focused book, Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations

Michael has won teaching awards from the law school and from the University of Oregon. Before coming to Oregon Law, he served as the clinical supervisor for the mediation program at Harvard Law School and taught negotiation at Harvard and Ohio State. Following a federal judicial clerkship, he spent several years with Conflict Management Group, consulting on negotiation and dispute resolution projects in about 20 countries around the world. He is a devoted but mediocre snowboarder, an aggressive tennis player, and a happily exhausted parent.