Charles B. Craver

Charles Craver
Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Before joining the law school faculty, Charles B. Craver taught at the University of Illinois, University of California, Davis, University of Virginia, and University of Florida. He practiced law with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and clerked for Judge George MacKinnon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. 

Professor Craver is co-author of Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Advocate’s Perspective (4th ed. 2011), Legal Negotiating (2007), Employment Law Treatise (2 vol. 5th ed. 2014), Employment Law Hornbook (4th ed. 2009), Human Resources and the Law (1994), Labor Relations Law (12th ed. 2011), Employment Discrimination Law (7th ed. 2011), Collective Bargaining and Labor Arbitration (1988), and Labor Relations Law in the Public Sector (1991). He is the author of Can Unions Survive? (1993), Effective Legal Negotiation and Settlement (7th ed. 2012), The Intelligent Negotiator (2002), The Art of Negotiation in the Business World (2014), and numerous law review articles on various aspects of labor and employment law and dispute resolution. 

He is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Academy of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association, the International Society for Labor and Social Security Law, the Labor & Employment Relations Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Labor and Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the ABA. He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and served as secretary to the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section in 1986-87. 

He has received awards for outstanding teaching from three different law schools, including GW Law. Over the past 35 years, Professor Craver has taught negotiation skills to more than 90,000 lawyers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, England, Austria, Germany, the People’s Republic of China, and Turkey.

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BS, MILR, Cornell University; JD, University of Michigan

In the News

"Can Employers Mandate the COVID-19 Vaccine to Return to Work? Depends on the Company"

February 18, 2021
Charles B. Craver is quoted in ABC News about how most employers can mandate that their employees receive the coronavirus vaccine.

"Maryland Govt. Workers Sue AFSCME Union, Demand Refunds On Illegally Collected Dues"

September 04, 2019
Charles B. Craver is quoted by The Washington Times on how state workers could collect back dues paid after a Supreme Court ruling last summer.

“Trump Pick Scalia Becomes 2020 Target for Labor Unions"

July 31, 2019

Charles B. Craver is quoted by The Hill on how labor issues won't be a motivating factor to Trump's base in 2020.

"Episode 102 Thomas Mills and Charles Craver"

May 22, 2018

Charles B. Craver speaks to "The Public Morality" show about the ruling upholding bans on class action suits against employers.