James Claxton

Mediation Training Consultant

James Claxton is a Mediation Training Consultant.

James has 15 years of experience in dispute resolution including roles as mediator, arbitrator, attorney, and academic. He is a member of mediation committees of the International Mediation Institute and the International Bar Association. James has worked with the United States Agency for International Development and the International Finance Corporation on mediation capacity-building projects. His publications on mediation appear in the Asian Journal on Mediation, The Journal of World Trade, and the Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal.

James is an Associate Professor of Law at Waseda University in Tokyo and a Professor of Law at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. A Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he began his career as an attorney specializing in international dispute resolution in Paris and was legal counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington.

James has degrees from the University of Colorado (B.A., 1998), Tulane Law School (J.D., 2006), and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M., 2007). He speaks English and French fluently.