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James R. Holbrook

(1944- )

James R. Holbrook is a clinical professor of law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches courses in interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial advocacy, and client crisis management. Holbrook attended M.I.T. in 1962, received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1966, an M.A. from Indiana University in 1968, and a J.D. from the University of Utah in 1974. He clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for Utah and served as an Assistant United States Attorney for Utah. He has practiced law for more than 30 years, and mediated or arbitrated hundreds of disputes dealing with a wide range of issues. He is an alternative dispute resolution consultant and has taught mediator and arbitrator skills courses around the country. Holbrook served in the U.S. Army, fought in combat in Vietnam in 1969, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor.


James R. Holbrook, "Wherefore, Grace," 65 (5) ABA J. 848 (1979)