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 recently attended the Association of American Law School’s 38th Annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education from May 4-7 in California. At the conference, she gave a presentation on “The New Normal of Dispute Resolution Clinics: Pedagogical Lessons and Secrets from Mediation Clinics.”
This year’s conference theme, “Leading the New Normal: Clinical Education at the Forefront of Change,” explored the changes confronting clinicians and how they should lead in the “new normal” of legal education.
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.