Carol B. Liebman

Clinical Professor of Law

Office: 829 Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-8557
Fax: (212) 854-3554

Assistant Info

Name: Clinic Staff
Phone: (212) 854-4291

Areas of Expertise:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Legal education


  • B.A., Wellesley, 1962
  • M.A., Rutgers, 1963
  • J.D., Boston, 1975.

Detailed Biography:

Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Correction, 1976-79; clinical professor, Boston College Law School, 1979-91. Visiting clinical professor, Columbia, 1991-92. Joined Columbia faculty in 1992. Has lectured and taught widely on negotiation, mediation and legal education. Received the Columbia University Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2012.

Liebman has taught negotiation and mediation in Vietnam, Brazil, Israel and China and designed and presented mediation training for a variety of groups including the Certification Program in Bioethics of Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; New York's First Department, Appellate Division, Attorney Disciplinary Committee; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; and high school students, parents and teachers.

Liebman is a former member of the New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board and of the Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She was co-principal investigator of the Mediating Suits against Hospitals (MeSH) project, and of the Demonstration Mediation and ADR Project, a part of the Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Liebman is co-author of Mediating Bioethics Disputes: A Guide to Shaping Shared Solutions, Revised and Expanded Edition, 2011.