Douglas Whitman

Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 3102
University of Kansas


Academic Areas

Business Law


  • 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.


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


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

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