Faculty Spotlight: CJ Larkin
Bringing the Legal Perspective to CRI
CJ Larkin is a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and has been with the university since August 2015. She teaches negotiation and mediation, ADR survey, a mediation clinic and a legal English seminar. She is also a faculty advisor and coach for an ABA Ethics in Mediation Essay and ABA Representation in Mediation. As a core member of the Conflict Resolution MA program, Larkin provides a very important perspective to conflict resolution as a field and its practice in conjunction with traditional legal approaches.
From 2006 through 2009, Larkin was as a founding board member of the organization Mediators Beyond Borders. This organization works to help organizations and individuals work through conflict through non-judicial channels for quicker resolution and more positive post-conflict relationship outcomes. During this time, she was also a Public Dispute Facilitator and Consultant for the United States Department of Justice, working on topics of municipal, ethnic and racial conflicts. This resulted in the establishment of a two-year mediation process in Kirkwood City, Missouri Mediation following the city hall shooting in 2008. However, Larkin's work has extended far beyond the borders of the United States. From 2005 through 2007, she participated in the Nepal Community Mediator Exchange Program through the United States State Department and most recently she has done work in Verona, Italy facilitating student conflict resolution capacity building. She has given presentations related to mediation processes in Istanbul, Turkey and Tbilisi, Georgia. Larkin has contributed to ACResolution, a quarterly magazine as well as through mediation training manuals.
Larkin has an MA in Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a from JD University of Missouri-Columbia and will soon be completing an addition MA in Teaching English as a Second Language.
~Isaac Oxam-Montero, MA '17