Our Team

Carol Izumi

Vice Chair

Carol L. Izumi joined the full-time faculty at UC Hastings College of the Law in 2010 as a Clinical Professor of Law. Professor Izumi is an internationally known dispute resolution teacher, scholar, trainer, and practitioner with the UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. She directs the law school’s Mediation Clinic and ADR Externship Program. She is also a nationally known specialist in clinical legal education.

Professor Izumi received the UC Hastings 2019 Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2018 Association of American Law Schools William Pincus Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Clinical Legal Education, the highest award in this academic area. Professor Izumi is Emerita Professor of Clinical Law at the George Washington University Law School (GW Law) where she was a full-time faculty member from 1986-2010. At GW Law, she was director of the Consumer Mediation Clinic and Community Dispute Resolution Center Project. As the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, she administered the law school’s 10 clinical programs and secured a $2.3 million gift to the legal clinics. In 1999, Professor Izumi co-founded the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Washington, D.C. to provide free mediation services in adult misdemeanor cases, juvenile delinquency matters, and police-civilian disputes.

Professor Izumi chaired the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Section on Clinical Legal Education, and Standing Committee on Clinical Legal Education. As Chair of the D.C. Bar Attorney-Client Arbitration Board (ACAB), she created ACAB’s mediation program. For the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution, Professor Izumi co-chaired the Legal Educator’s Colloquium, was co-Vice Chair of the Diversity Committee, and served on the Publications Board. She was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2003. She was on the Consumer Reports Board of Directors for the twelve-year maximum and chaired three committees: Governance, Nominations, and Conflict-of-Interest. In 1993, Professor Izumi was a founding director of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF), a non-profit that provides fellowships to law students to engage in public interest work.

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