Charles B. Craver

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

Charles B. Craver is co-author of: Alternative Dispute Resolution: The Advocate’s Perspective (5th ed. 2016); Skills & Values: Alternative Dispute Resolution (2nd ed. 2021); Legal Negotiating (2007); Employment Law Treatise (2 vol. 6th ed. 2019); Employment Law Hornbook (6th ed. 2019); Human Resources and the Law (1994); Labor Relations Law (14th ed. 2021); Employment Discrimination Law (8th ed. 2016);  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 (9th ed. 2020); The Intelligent Negotiator (2002); The Art of Negotiation in the Business World (2d ed. 2020); Skills & Values: Legal Negotiating (4th ed. 2020).

Professor Craver 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 and Employment Relations Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Labor and Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Sections of the ABA. He is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and served as Secretary of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section in 1986-87. Professor Craver received the 2018 ABA Dispute Resolution Section Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work.

He has received Outstanding Teaching Awards from four different law schools, including GW Law. Over the past 40 years, Professor Craver has taught negotiation skills t more than 100,000 lawyers and business persons throughout the United States, and in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, England, Austria, Germany, China, and Turkey.

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

In the News

"Biden's Vaccine Rules to Set Off Barrage of Legal Challenges"

September 10, 2021

Charles B. Craver is quoted by the Associated Press about the likelihood of lawsuits being filed against President Biden's vaccination orders.

"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.