Karen Tokarz

Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service

Karen Tokarz

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Tokarz is a leader in both national and international clinical education, as well as an expert in civil rights mediation and the law of employment discrimination.She has been named to Best Lawyers in Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution every year since 2010. Her scholarship addresses public interest law issues, including clinical legal education, dispute resolution, judicial selection and elder law. Director of the law school’s Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program, she is past director of the school’s highly ranked Clinical Education Program. In 2008–09, she was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, based in the Program on Negotiation, and served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the University of Kwa Zulu-Natal in South Africa, consulting on international dispute resolution.


‘Access to Justice’ is focus of law speaker series

The 2018-19 “Access to Justice” Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis will address a spectrum of high-profile issues including American politics, immigration policy, the U.S. Supreme Court, the #MeToo movement, criminal forensics and gun violence. The first speaker is Jonah Goldberg, political analyst and senior editor for the National Review, Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Public Interest Law and Policy Speakers series begins Sept. 12

The School of Law’s 2016-17 Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers series at Washington University in St. Louis features an outstanding lineup of judges, lawyers, authors, and academics with expertise in public interest law and policy. The series begins at noon Monday, Sept. 12, with a lecture by Brenda Hollis, chief prosecutor at the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.