Don Peters is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law where he was a Trustee Research Fellow and directed the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics and Institute for Dispute Resolution.  A 1968 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, Don taught legal aid and mediation clinics,  negotiation, mediation, mediation advocacy, interviewing, counseling, civil procedure, and professional responsibility during his four decades at the University of Florida.  Don founded the Virgil Hawkins Family Law and County Mediation Clinic and directed them until taking emeritus status.  Serving as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 1981, Don helped colleagues at the University of Malaysia develop and teach one of the first clinical legal education courses in South East Asia.  He served as an international clinician in residence elsewhere in the region and other countries, helping start and develop urriculums for clinical legal education programs in Laos, Myanmar, Uganda, and Viet Nam.  Don also is a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator who has taught and consulted regarding clinical legal education and ADR topics in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Haiti, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Peru, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, South Africa, Uganda, Uruguay, and Viet Nam, as well as at many law schools in the United States.  He has co-authored two books and published several articles and chapters analyzing aspects of clinical legal education, dispute resolution, interviewing, counseling, negotiating, mediating, and psychological type theory and practice.   

Emeritus Prof. Don (Donald C.) Peters