Stanley M. Roden, JD, received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1966. His undergraduate degree is in political science from UC Berkeley, 1963. Roden has practiced civil and criminal law, including serving as the elected District Attorney for Santa Barbara County (1975-1982), and thereafter practiced exclusively civil trial law, specializing in water, real property and other commercial disputes (1983-2003).
Roden obtained extensive mediation training and has become a mediator-arbitrator with JAMS, a national dispute resolution organization (2003-2005). He has since opened his own private mediation-arbitration practice. His teaching focuses on conflict analysis, resolution and management, including negotiation and alternative dispute resolution at the individual, group, community and international levels. He currently teaches at AUSB, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, UCSB Extension, and he co-teaches a class on film and conflict at the University of Montana, Missoula. Roden has written extensively on the subjects of mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution for the Santa Barbara Bar Association monthly publication, The Quibbler.
“Stan is very prepared, obviously a master in this subject, respectful, and good at stimulating interest in the subject.”
– Student in Conflict Management, Winter 2011