Craig Roen ’87


  • University of Illinois, B.S.
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.

Craig Roen has developed for the University of Minnesota Law School a comprehensive course on civil litigation and is the author, along with Sharon Reich Paulsen, of the companion text entitled Civil Litigation: Case Development and Discovery (1st ed. West Academic, 2016; 2nd ed. 2021). Roen has taught courses in evidence, civil litigation, deposition practice, and advanced trial practice. He has been a coach of the University of Minnesota law school’s intercollegiate mock trial team and was the recipient of the 2013 Stanley V. Kinyon Adjunct Teacher of the Year award.

Craig has tried and arbitrated numerous cases over his career involving mass tort insurance coverage, employment discrimination, contracts, trade secrets, and product liability, to name a few. He was lead trial counsel in the Western MacArthur asbestos insurance coverage case which settled after three months of trial for $975 million. He was also lead trial counsel in the API asbestos insurance coverage case in which the jury found coverage in favor of his client and awarded $52.5 million in damages.

In addition to teaching, Craig is a hearing chair and advisor for the University of Minnesota's Sexual Misconduct Hearing Committee.


Civil Litigation: Case Development and Discovery

Intercollegiate Mock Trial Team