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John L. Barkai

Professor of Law
School of Law
University of Hawaii
United States of America


Professor Barkai joined the faculty in 1978. Prior to coming to Hawai`i, he was a criminal trial lawyer in Detroit and a tenured faculty member at Wayne State University Law School. Professor Barkai also served previously as Associate Dean at the law school. He currently directs the clinical program and teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Evidence, and Prosecution Clinic. In addition, he teaches conflict resolution and international negotiations for the University of Hawai`i College of Business Administration.

Research Interest



  • Mediation of Construction Disputes in the United States, proceedings of the Fourth International Conference On Multi-National Joint Venture For Construction Works, Tainan, Taiwan (Oct. 2008).

  • Cultural Dimension Interests, the Dance of Negotiation, and Weather Forecasting: A Perspective on Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, 8 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 403 (2007-2008).

  • What’s a Cross-Cultural Mediator to do? A Low Context Solution for a High-Context Problem, 10 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOL. 43 (2008).

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