Douglas Whitman

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
785-864-7568
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3102
University of Kansas


Summary

Academic Areas

Business Law

Interests

  • Introduction to law
  • Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution

Current Activities

The primary focus of my activities at the present time is the area of negotiation and dispute resolution. I also have written a number of textbooks and am currently working on a law textbook.

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri
  • MBA, University of Kansas
  • LL.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • B.A., Knox College

Research

His research interests are in the areas of professional advertising, jurisprudence and negotiation. He has published many articles dealing with advertising by professionals, as well as articles dealing with commercial speech, antitrust, products liability, negotiable instruments and other topics. His articles have been published in such places as the The University of Pittsburgh Law Review, The Southwestern Law Journal, The New Mexico Law Review, and The American Business Law Journal. His articles have been republished in The Advertising Law Anthology, The Corporate Counsel's Annual, The American Trial Lawyer's Law Letter, and The Personal Injury Deskbook. He has also written numerous articles dealing with the law for The Advertising Compliance Service, The Products and Services Compliance Report and The Kansas City Star.

Research Interests

  • Professional advertising
  • Jurisprudence
  • Negotiation/conflict resolution

Selected Publications

Whitman, D. & Gergacz, J. (2017). The Legal and Social Environment of Business.

Whitman, D. F., & Levin, M. S. (2010). Untangling the Meanings of Mediation. Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds, Special Commemorative Issue,(10).

Whitman, D. F. (2008). Confidentially Raising Institutional Awareness of Potentially Dangerous People on Campus. Journal of Law and Business, 15, 73 – 84.

Whitman, D. F., & Levin, M. S. (2006). Untangling the Meanings of Mediation. The Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds, 8, 29-32.

Whitman, D. F. (2005). [Review of the book Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion]. Ombuds News

Whitman, D. F. (2005). Mixing Personal Values and University Rules. The Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds, 6, 35-40.

Whitman, D. F. (2004). [Review of the book Conquering Deception]. Ombuds News

Whitman, D. F., & Gergacz, J. W. (2002). Legal Studies in Business: The Legal and Social Environment of Business, Pearson Education.

Whitman, D. F. (2002). Reputation and Bargaining. Midwest Law Review, 18, 17 -30.

Whitman, D. F., & Levin, M. S. (2001). Knight Falls. ADR in Business Newsletter,(1).

Whitman, D. F., & Levin, M. S. (2000). Learning About Negotiation From the Rocker and Knight Experiences. Journal of Law and Business, 7, 43-53.

Whitman, D. F. (1997). Indefiniteness and the Law of Legal Advertising. Midwest Law Review,(15), 61-77.

Whitman, D. F., & Singh, S. N. (1997). Advertising by Attorneys: New Developments. Journal of Current Issues in Research in Advertising, 19(1).

Whitman, D. F. (1996). Modern Business Law, McGraw Hill.

Whitman, D. F. (1995). The Issue of Targeted Direct Mailings Resuscitated by United States Supreme Court, Part Two. The Advertising Compliance Service, XV(17).

Whitman, D. F. (1995). The Issue of Targeted Direct Mailings Resuscitated by United States Supreme Court, Part One. The Advertising Compliance Service, XV(16).

Whitman, D. F. (1994). Advertising by American Lawyers. The Advertising Law Anthology, XVII(Part II).

Whitman, D. F. (1994). Readings in Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business, McGraw Hill.

Whitman, D. F. (1994). Ibanez v Florida: An Analysis, Part Two. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1994). Ibanez v Florida: An Analysis, Part One. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1993). Advertising by American Lawyers. Bridgeport Law Review, 13, 813-855.

Whitman, D. F. (1993). Strong Commercial Speech Protection Afforded by U.S. High Court in Cincinnati Case. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1992). Advertising and Personal Injury Suits. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F., Gergacz, J. W., & Levin, M. S. (1992). The Legal Environment of Business: Regulatory Law and Contracts, McGraw Hill.

Whitman, D. F. (1991). The Interrelationship of Law and Business. Readings in Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business.

Whitman, D. F. (1991). Quality Statements in Professional Advertising: Part Two. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1991). Quality Statements in Professional Advertising: Part One. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1990). Advertising and Personal Injury Claims. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1990). The Cipollone Case. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F. (1989). Direct Mail Advertising by Attorneys. New Mexico Law Review, 20, 87-112.

Whitman, D. F., & Reed, O. L. (1988). A Constitutional and Policy-Related Evaluation of Prohibiting the Use of Certain Nonverbal Techniques in Legal Advertising. The Advertising Law Anthology, XII, 41-120.

Whitman, D. F., & Reed, O. L. (1988). A Constitutional and Policy-Related Evaluation of Prohibiting the Use of Certain Nonverbal Techniques in Legal Advertising. Brigham Young University Law Review, 265-341.

Whitman, D. F. (1987). Banning Cigarette Advertising. The Advertising Compliance Service.

Whitman, D. F., & Stoltenberg, C. (1987). International Law Coverage in Business Law Texts: Survey and Analysis. The Journal of Legal Studies Education, 6, 41-55.

Whitman, D. F. (1987). Should Tobacco Advertising Be Banned? The Kansas City Star, pp. 10A.

Whitman, D. F. (1986). Advertising and Personal Injury Claims. Products and Services Compliance Report, 1(4, 5 and 6).

Whitman, D. F., & Stoltenberg, C. (1986). Evolving Concepts of Lawyer Advertising: The Supreme Court's Latest Clarification. Indiana Law Review, 19, 497-560.

Whitman, D. F. (1986). Warranties and Products Liability. Products & Services Compliance Report.

Whitman, D. F. (1986). Law and Business, McGraw Hill Publishing Co.

Whitman, D. F., & Stoltenberg, C. (1985). Direct Mail Advertising by Lawyers. The Advertising Law Anthology, IX.

Whitman, D. F. (1985). The Current Status of Lawyer Advertising in the United States. The Advertising Law Anthology, IX.

Whitman, D. F. (1985). The Evolution of Attorney Advertising. Advertising Compliance Service, V(17).

Whitman, D. F., & Stoltenberg, C. (1985). Commercial Law, John Wiley & Sons.

Whitman, D. F. (1984). Direct Mail Advertising by Lawyers. University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 45, 381-421.

Whitman, D. F. (1984). Overview: Commercial Speech. Advertising Law Anthology, VIII(XV-XIX).

Whitman, D. F. (1984). Reliance as an Element in Product Misrepresentation Suits: A Reconsideration. Advertising Law Anthology, VIII, 646-679.

Whitman, D. F. (1984). Modern Business Law. Random House.

Whitman, D. F., & Stoltenberg, C. (1984). The A.B.A. Code and the Evolution of Attorney Advertising. The Advertising Compliance Service, IV(II).

Whitman, D. F., & Stoltenberg, C. (1983). Commercial Speech, In the Matter of R.M.J., and Lawyer Advertising Where Are We Now? St. John's Law Review, 57, 445-483.

Bagby, J. & Whitman, D. F. (1983). Future Income Losses in Product Liability Awards: Reducing Damages to Present Value. Journal of Products Liability, 237-251.

Whitman, D. F. (1983). Structuring Your Ads to Avoid Personal Injury Claims. The Advertising Compliance Service, III(14, 15, 16 and 17).

Whitman, D. F. (1982). Advertising and Personal Injury Suits -- Should Puffing Be a Defense? University of California Davis Law Review, 15, 617-650.

Whitman, D. F. (1982). Reliance as an Element in Product Misrepresentation Suits: A Reconsideration. The Personal Injury Deskbook - 1982, 605-650.

Whitman, D. F. (1981). Reliance as an Element in Product Misrepresentation Suits: A Reconsideration. American Trial Lawyers Law Letter.

Whitman, D. F. (1981). [Review of the book Advertising Law Anthology]. American Business Law Journal 19(250)

Whitman, D. F. (1981). [Review of the book Injustice for All]. American Business Law Journal 19(258)

Whitman, D. F. (1981). Reliance as an Element in Product Misrepresentation Suits: A Reconsideration. Southwestern Law Journal, 35, 741-773.

Whitman, D. F., & Dane, F. (1980). The Use of Psychology In Jury Selection. In American Business Law Association Regional Proceedings

Whitman, D. F. (1980). Antenuptial Agreements Providing for the Property Rights of Spouses in the Event of Divorce. Business Law Forum, 12, 75-87.

Whitman, D. F. (1980). Parens Patriae: An Effective Consumer Remedy in Antitrust? Corporate Counsel's Annual - 1980, 633-662.

Whitman, D. F. (1979). Advertising by Professionals. Advertising Law Anthology, VI , 13-36.

Richards, E. & Whitman, D. F. (1979). Louisiana Power & Light: Examining the State Action Immunity. American Business Law Journal, 17, 386-404.

Whitman, D. F. (1979). Parens Patriae: An Effective Consumer Remedy in Antitrust? American Business Law Journal, 16, 249-276.

Whitman, D. F. (1979). The Antitrust Exemption for Agricultural Cooperatives. In Midwest Regional Business Law Association Annual Meeting

Whitman, D. F. (1978). Advertising by Professionals. American Business Law Journal, 16, 39-65.

Whitman, D. F. (1977). The Commerce Clause after National League of Cities v. Usery. Business Law Review, 10, 46-53.

Whitman, D. F., & Randolph, L. (1977). The Last Nail in the Coffin of the Holder in Due Course Doctrine. American Business Law Journal, 14, 311-331.

Whitman, D. F. (1977). Professional Advertising. In American Business Law Association Annual Meeting


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