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Stephen Ware

Arbitration Attorney at Lawrence, KS

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also known as Professor Stephen Ware

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  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1991
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Stephen Ware lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas, where he is the Frank Edwards Tyler Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas.

At KU, Stephen Ware teaches and researches Contracts, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Secured Transactions, and ADR (arbitration, mediation, and negotiation). He is the author of four books, 44 law review articles, and many other publications. His writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and in at least 32 other federal and state cases. Professor Ware coaches the KU Law bankruptcy moot court team and serves as faculty adviser to the KU Law chapter of the Federalist Society.

Professor Ware has testified before both houses of the United States Congress, state legislatures and, as an expert witness, in court. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and continuing legal education programs. Ware has appeared on several television and radio stations and been quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, and many other news outlets. He an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI).

Ware has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education. As a consulting or testifying expert witness, Professor Ware has worked with a wide variety of lawyers--from solo practitioners representing individual consumers to large firms representing financial institutions and other businesses, such as industrial services.

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School of Law
University of Kansas
1535 West 15th Street
Lawrence, KS, 66045


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Work Experience

  • Professor of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Visiting Professor of Law
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Visiting Professor of Law
  • The Ohio State University
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Visiting Professor of Law
  • College of William & Mary
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Professor of Law
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • 1993 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • U Chicago
  • JD
  • 1990
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA
  • 1987


  • American Law Institute
  • Elected Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 2007 - Present
  • Journal of Legal Education
  • Editorial Board
  • 2016 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English


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Lawrence Arbitration Lawyer Stephen Ware
Stephen Ware
Arbitration Attorney
Lawrence, KS
Licensed for 33 years