New York, July 15, 2014—Few people have done more to advance the field of mediation than Columbia Law School Professor Carol B. Liebman, who was honored for her achievements at a recent event of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Greater New York Chapter.
Professor Carol B. Liebman
Liebman is a leading expert in the fields of negotiation, mediation, and legal education. Shortly after she joined the Columbia Law School faculty in 1992, she founded the Mediation Clinic—among the first of its kind in the nation—putting the Law School at the forefront of a burgeoning movement in legal education and the practice of law. Students in the clinic provide direct mediation services to people in conflict, many of them from underserved populations in New York. Professor Alexandra Carter ’03, a former student of Liebman’s, directs the clinic, which is now known as the Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program.
Liebman also helped create an innovative third-year course in professional responsibility that she led for more than a decade and launched the Negotiation Workshop, an experiential, simulation-based introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation that serves more than 200 students each year.
In 2000, Liebman was one of four clinical law professors invited by the Ford Foundation to travel to China to introduce clinical education to seven Chinese law schools. She is a former member of New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, served on the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and has taught bioethics mediation courses at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and provided bioethics mediation and conflict resolution training at hospitals throughout the country. She is the co-author of Bioethics Mediation – A Guide to Shared Solutions and serves on the ethics committee of Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School combines traditional strengths in corporate law and financial regulation, international and comparative law, property, contracts, constitutional law, and administrative law with pioneering work in intellectual property, digital technology, tax law and policy, national security, human rights, sexuality and gender, and environmental law.