Floyd D. Weatherspoon

Associate Dean for Dispute Resolution Programs
Capital University Law School
Professor of Law
303 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3200

Phone: 614-236-6531
Fax: 614-236-6956
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Professor Weatherspoon is recognized as one of the leading arbitrators and mediators in the country. He serves on a number of labor and employment panels, including the FMCS, the American Arbitration Association, the National Arbitration Forum, and the CPR. Professor Weatherspoon has served as a mediator/arbitrator in hundreds of workplace disputes and was a contributing editor to the leading book on labor arbitration, ELKOURI, HOW ARBITRATION WORKS; BNA, 6th ed., 2003.

Prior to joining Capital University Law School, Professor Weatherspoon was the Director of Counseling, Mediation, and Settlement at TVA, a federal corporation where he supervised a staff of federal mediators. He received the Bronze Award from TVA for developing and implementing one of the first mediation programs in a federal agency for resolving workplace disputes. He presently serves on the Editorial Board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly and is the Director of Minority ADR Initiatives at Capital.

Professor Weatherspoon has extensive experience in the field of Employment Discrimination. He presently serves as a Mediator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as an External Administrative Judge. Professor Weatherspoon is a frequent speaker at national conferences on topics related to EEO/Diversity. Professor Weatherspoon also conducts a 40-hour course on Mediating Employment Discrimination Disputes, as well as a series of seminars for managers on human resources and preventing discrimination in the workplace.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Americans w/Disabilities Act
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Harassment
  • Labor Management
  • Personal Injury
  • Special Education
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 2007



Professor Weatherspoon has been a law professor at Capital University Law School since 1989 where he teaches Labor Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Labor Arbitration, and a seminar on African-American Males and the Law. Professor Weatherspoon also teaches the following courses in the Graduate School of Management: Managing Diverse Workforce Within the Law and Managerial Mediation


B.S., cum laude, North Carolina A&T State University, 1974 J.D., Howard University, 1977

Practicing in Ohio

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