Carol L. Izumi is Emerita Professor of Law and an internationally known dispute resolution scholar, teacher, and practitioner with the Center for Dispute Resolution (CNDR). From 2010-2020, Prof. Izumi directed the Mediation Clinic and ADR Externship program. She served as Acting Associate Director of CNDR from 2010-2012. In 2019, Prof. Izumi received the law school’s Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Prof. Izumi is Emerita Professor of Clinical Law at George Washington University Law School where she directed the Consumer Mediation Clinic from 1986-2010, and served as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. In 1999, she co-founded the D.C. Community Dispute Resolution Center to provide mediation in adult misdemeanor cases, juvenile delinquency matters, and police-civilian disputes.
She has published dispute resolution articles and book chapters, including “Implicit Bias and the Illusion of Mediator Neutrality”, 34 Wash. U.J.L. & Pol’y (2011) and “Implicit Bias and Prejudice in Mediation”, 70 SMU L. Rev. No. 3 (2017); she has spoken widely on the topic of implicit bias in mediation and law. Prof. Izumi co-authored two editions of a casebook, Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, (Aspen 2001 and 2013).
Prof. Izumi has held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, and the D.C. Bar Attorney-Client Arbitration Board. Prof. Izumi was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2003. In 2018, Professor Izumi received the William Pincus Award, the AALS’s highest award in clinical legal education. She received Outstanding Community Service awards from the Bethel AME Church in Detroit, Michigan, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of D.C.
Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Undergraduate Studies
Implicit Bias and Prejudice in Mediation
Southern Methodist University Law Review 2017
Implicit Bias and the Illusion of Mediator Neutrality
Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 2010
Prohibiting Good Faith Reports Under the Uniform Mediation Act: Keeping the Adjudication Camel Out of the Mediation Tent
Journal of Dispute Resolution 2003
Standards of Professional Conduct in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Journal of Dispute Resolution 1995