Julia Gold

  • Teaching Professor Emeritus of Law


Phone: (206) 543-3434
Email: julgold@uw.edu


B.A. 1971, University of North Carolina J.D. 1983, University of South Carolina

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Professor Gold joined the UW law school faculty in 1995 as a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of the Mediation Clinic. She teaches the Mediation Clinic, the 36-hour Mediation Skills CLE program offered by the School of Law, Negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Street Law. Before joining the faculty, Professor Gold founded and directed the Mediation Clinic at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene.

She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She practiced law in Charleston, South Carolina from 1983-88, where she introduced mediation services to her family law clients. After arriving in the Pacific Northwest in 1989, she taught in the Street Law program at Seattle University School of Law and co-directed a program to educate non-lawyers about the legal system and citizen rights and responsibilities. In 2003, she taught at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal as a Fulbright Senior Scholar.

Professor Gold offers mediation and conflict resolution training nationally. Her mediation practice includes civil cases, employment, consumer and small business mediations, community mediation, and family conflicts. She serves on the Board of the King County Dispute Resolution Center, is a member of the ADR Roundtable, and co-chairs the annual Northwest Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the Council on Public Legal Education, a committee of the Access to Justice Board.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Books or Treatises

  • Margaret Armancas-Fisher, Julia Ann Gold & Kate McPherson, Community Service Learning Guide to Law-Related Education: A Project of the University of Puget Sound Institute for Citizen Education in the Law (West Publishing Co. 1994). 151 pages.

Book Chapters

Professional Publications

  • Julia Gold, Alternatives to Roleplay (co-author), Theory to Practice Conference (materials inspired by Theory to Practice conference, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 5).
  • Julia Gold, Lawyer as Problem-Solver, King v. Johnson & Jones, Negotiation Roleplay with Teaching Notes, ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, 2002.
  • Julia Gold, Washington Supplement to Street Law, University of Washington School of Law, 2001.
  • Julia Gold, "The Role of Law in Court-Connected Mediation," Middle Ground, Mediation Quarterly of Washington State, Washington Mediation Association, August 1996.
  • Julia Gold, Mediation Clinic Training Manual, University of Oregon School of Law, 1995.
  • Julia Gold, "Justice for All?" Update on Law-Related Education," American Bar Association, Fall 1994.
  • Julia Gold, The Final Right, Update on Law-Related Education, ABA, (Fall 1990).

News Media

  • Julia Gold, Advanced Mediation Manual: Using a Facilitative Approach, Washington Legal Foundation, June 2002.
  • Julia Gold, Professional Mediation Skills Training Manual, Washington Legal Foundation, 2002.

  • Speaker, "Ethics for Mediators", with Alan Kirtley, 19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, University of Washington School of Law, Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, King County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Washington Mediation Association, and Resolution Washington (May 4, 2012)
  • "Keeping Your Options Open: Making the Best Process Choice", Mediation and Arbitration Boot Camp, Washington State Bar Association (September 24, 2010)
  • "Cross Cultural Dispute Resolution", Dispute Resolution Conference, American Bar Association (April 8, 2010)
  • "Behind Closed Doors: Ethics in Negotiation", with Alan Kirtley, Professionalism in Practice: Ethics in Action, University of Washington School of Law (February 5, 2010)
  • Future of the Law Institute Graduation Celebration, King County Bar Association (May 10, 2008)
  • "Uniform Mediation Act and Ethics in Mediation", Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program (May 4, 2008)
  • "Mediation in U.S. Law Schools", Advancing Peace Through Community Problem-Solving Project for Pashtun Tribal Leaders, World Affairs Council (April 29, 2008)
  • "Ethical Duties of Lawyers and Mediators in Mediation: Guidance from the Model Rules", 10th Annual Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, American Bar Association (April 4, 2008)
  • Co-chair, Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, (May 1, 2007)
  • "Ethics in Mediation", Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, (April 29, 2007)
  • Adelante Con Educacion Conference, University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs (April 28, 2007)
  • King County Bar Association, ADR Section (November 9, 2006)
  • "Uniform Mediation Act", National Conference of Administrative Law Judges (September 1, 2006)
  • Co-chair, NW Dispute Resolution Conference (April 1, 2006)
  • "Mediation Ethics", with Alan Kirtley, NW Dispute Resolution Conference, (April 1, 2006)