John (Jay) McCauley

Jay McCauley
  • Adjunct Faculty

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John (Jay) McCauley is a commercial arbitrator, mediator and arbitration consultant, who has taught Alternative Dispute Resolution courses at several law schools, including Pepperdine, Loyola, Creighton and UMKC. McCauley has made CLE presentations on various ADR topics to experienced lawyers throughout the world.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and the College of Commercial Arbitrators (FCCA), and he is a distinguished fellow emeritus of the International Academy of Mediators. He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and a former litigation partner of a large, international law firm.

McCauley is an editor of the Fourth Edition of the acclaimed College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration and a contributing author of the Third Edition of that work. He has been a commercial arbitrator with the national roster of the American Arbitration Association since 1998, where he serves on the Large Complex Case, Commercial, Real Property and Construction, Employment, Healthcare and Class Action Panels, as well as on the roster of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the field of mediation for the last decade, and was recently honored by that publication as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in mediation for the Los Angeles region.


J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1973
B.A., University of California at Irvine, 1971


Courses Taught:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution