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Charlie Craver

Visiting Professor of Law

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Charles Craver is the Freda Alverson Professor Emeritus at the George Washington University Law School. He previously taught at the University of Illinois, the University of California, Davis, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. He also practiced law with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, and clerked for Judge George MacKinnon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Professor Craver is the author of Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement (9th ed. 2020); Skills & Values: Legal Negotiating (4th ed. 2020); The Intelligent Negotiator (2002); The Art of Negotiation in the Business World (2nd ed. 2020); and Can Unions Survive: The Rejuvenation of the American Labor Movement (1993). He is the coauthor of Employment Law Treatise (2 vols.) (6th ed. 2019); Employment Law Hornbook (6th ed. 2019); Human Resources and the Law (1994); Labor Relations Law (14th ed. 2021); Employment Discrimination Law (8th ed. 2016); Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector (4th ed. 1991); Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration (3rd ed. 1988); Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Advocate’s Perspective (5th ed. 2016); Skills & Values: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2nd ed. 2021); and Legal Negotiating (2007).

He is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, and the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Professor Craver has received Teaching Awards at George Washington University, the University of Illinois, the University of California, Davis, and the University of Florida. He earned the 2018 A.B.A. Dispute Resolution Section Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work.

Professor Craver has resolved many employment disputes as an arbitrator and has assisted many parties resolve employment disputes as a mediator. In 1993, he served as a mediator when South Africa was eliminating its apartheid system and formulating an interim constitution.

Over the past 40 years, Professor Craver has taught negotiation skills to over 100,000 lawyers and business persons throughout the United States and in a number of foreign countries.


  • Labor Law
  • Negotiation