Professor James. H. Stark's recent article, Changing Minds: The Work of Mediators and Empirical Studies of Persuasion, which he co-authored with Doug Frenkel, has been selected as the Outstanding Scholarly Article of 2013 by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).
CPR is an organization of executives and counsel from the world's largest companies and global law firms, government officials, retired judges, highly experienced neutrals, and leading academics. The article reflects Stark and Frenkel's attempt to apply the findings of decades of social science research to the field of mediation, specifically as it relates to the topic of persuasion.
Professor Stark is a nationally recognized expert in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He founded the Law School's mediation clinic in 1994 and continues to serve as its director.