Stephen J. Ware

Prof. Stephen J. Ware

Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law

Topics: Labor & Employment Law • Financial Services & E-Commerce • Criminal Law & Procedure • Civil Rights • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

Stephen Ware is the author of two books, nearly 40 law review articles, and dozens of other publications – all listed on his curriculum vitae. His writings have been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and in at least 28 other federal and state cases. Ware's scholarly interests include judicial selection, alternative dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation, negotiation), commercial law (including bankruptcy), and private law generally. A versatile teacher, he has taught at several law schools, including William & Mary, Ohio State, Alabama, and Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, where he was a faculty member for 10 years before joining KU in 2003.

Outside the classroom, Steve Ware actively helps KU Law students as the coach of the KU Law bankruptcy moot court team and faculty adviser to the KU Law chapter of the Federalist Society.

Ware has testified before the United States Senate and House of Representatives, state legislatures and, as an expert witness, in court. He is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, continuing legal education programs, and other events. He has appeared on several TV and radio stations and been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, National Law Journal, and many other news outlets. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He is serving on the Journal of Legal Education’s editorial board from 2016 to 2019.

Clerk, Judge J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990-1991; Associate, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York City, 1991-1993; Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Law, Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1993-2003; Visiting Professor of Law, College of William & Mary, Fall 1998; Visiting Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Fall 1999; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Alabama, Summer 2001; Visiting Professor of Law, University of Kansas, Summer 2002; Professor of Law, University of Kansas, 2003 to the present.

  • J.D., honors, University of Chicago Law School, 1990, Editor, University of Chicago Law Review, Bradley Fellow;
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, American history and political science, 1987.


The 20th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

The 20th Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
San Diego, CA 92101
Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Criminal Law & Procedure • Financial Services • International Law & Trade • International & National Security Law • Constitution