Janet Martinez

Janet Martinez is Director of the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution and Senior Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, where she teaches advanced negotiation, dispute system design and alternative dispute resolution law, practice & policy. Martinez practiced corporate law for ten years before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she did research, writing, and teaching in various aspects of negotiation at Harvard University’s graduate schools of business, law, and government.

While in Cambridge, professor Martinez was Senior Associate for the Consensus Building Institute, a nonprofit provider of dispute resolution services in the public and private sectors, both domestic and international. There, she facilitated policy dialogues for the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Janet Martinez’ current research and consulting focus on dispute system design (with Lisa Amsler and Stephanie Smith: Dispute System Design, Stanford University Press forthcoming 2020), sustainable groundwater management in California, online dispute resolution, and international comparative dispute resolution. Martinez holds a B.S. in Bacteriology & Public Health from Washington State University, J.D. from Golden Gate University, Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from MIT.

Professor Martinez joined Aspire 2020 and will be teaching the Aspire programs for the very first time in 2021.