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Roger Conner

Adjunct Professor of Law
Special Consultant on Public Service Career Development

Building on his three decades of experience as a nonprofit executive, lobbyist, litigator, organizer, facilitator and social entrepreneur on issues ranging from environmental protection to immigration reform and foster care, Conner is engaged in teaching, research and consulting on advocacy strategies, group conflict resolution and polarization.

At the law school, Conner teaches a course on Non-Litigation Strategies for Change in Public and Social Policy and provides career counseling for entrepreneurial students interested in public service and public interest advocacy. In his private consulting practice he designs and implements large-scale, multi-party consensus building and conflict resolution on contentious public policy issues and works with NGOs on strategic planning.