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About Stephen Ware

Stephen Ware is the Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas (KU) in Lawrence, Kansas. Ware is the author of three books, 42 law review articles and many other publications. His writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and in at least 30 other federal and state cases.
Stephen Ware's scholarly interests include judicial selection, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, negotiation), commercial law (including bankruptcy), and private law generally. A versatile teacher, he has taught at six law schools, including Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, where he was a faculty member for 10 years before joining KU in 2003.
Outside the classroom, Stephen Ware actively helps KU Law students as the coach of the KU Law bankruptcy moot court team and faculty adviser to the KU Law chapter of the Federalist Society.
Ware has testified before the United States Senate and House of Representatives, state legislatures and, as an expert witness, in court. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, continuing legal education programs and other events. He has appeared on several television and radio stations and been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, National Law Journal and many other news outlets. He is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI).
Courses Taught:
•Alternative Dispute Resolution
•Consumer Law
•Secured Transactions


Present Professor of Law, University of Kansas



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Contact Information

Stephen J. Ware
Professor of Law
University of Kansas
1535 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045


Books (2)

Articles (42)