Senior Lecturer in Law
Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program; Co-Director, Gould Alternative Dispute Resolution Research Initiative
Janet Martinez focuses her research and consulting on the lawyer’s role in negotiation, domestically and internationally; conflict resolution system design; facilitation of public disputes, particularly in the fields of international trade and the environment; negotiation and consensus-building training; and negotiation curriculum development for clients in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
In addition to her role as director of the law school’s Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, Professor Martinez is a senior consultant at the Consensus Building Institute in Cambridge, Mass., a nonprofit institution whose mission is to improve conflict resolution, and a consultant at Lax Sebenius, a negotiation consulting firm in Concord, Mass. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2002, she did research, writing, and teaching in various aspects of negotiation at Harvard University’s graduate schools of business, law, and government and was senior counsel for the McKesson Corporation.
- BS (Bacteriology and Public Health) Washington State University 1973
- JD Golden Gate University School of Law 1980
- MPA Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 1992
- PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2004
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Environment
- International Trade
- Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
- Public Policy