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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Professor Lydia Nussbaum to Present at ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Conference in Seattle

Lydia Nussbaum is director of the Strasser Mediation Clinic, associate director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, and associate professor of law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Professor Nussbaum will attend the “17th Annual Spring Conference – Solutions in Seattle” of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution from April 15-18. At the conference, she will present on the topic of “Mediation – The New Social Engineering?”

Professor Nussbaum’s research interests focus on the benefits and challenges of relying on informal justice, as opposed to formal adjudication, to resolve conflict. As an experienced mediator, she is particularly interested in how alternative dispute resolution processes can be used to strengthen civil society, empowering communities by reducing their reliance on intervention from state institutions.