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Professor Sternlight, who joined the Boyd faculty in 2003 as the Director of the Saltman Center, is one of the nation's leading experts on alternative dispute resolution. Co-author of books on mediation, arbitration, and dispute resolution generally, Professor Sternlight has also published numerous articles in law reviews in the field of conflict resolution.
She is particularly well known for her work critiquing companies for mandating that consumers and employees resolve claims against the company using binding arbitration. Sternlight is regularly invited to give talks on dispute resolution to groups of both academics and practitioners, and is also frequently quoted by both courts and the popular press.
Before her arrival at Boyd, Professor Sternlight taught first at Florida State University College of Law and then at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, as well as an experienced litigator.
Associate Director of the Saltman Center, Patterson came to Boyd from New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board, where he was the Director of Communications and Dispute Resolution. Professor Patterson ran the CCRB's mediation program, the largest in the nation involving civilian complaints against the police.
He is a trained mediator and has mediated hundreds of cases, many of them while he mentored law students in a mediation clinic at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Professor Patterson teaches mediation. He set up and supervises UNLV's Parking Citation Arbitration Hearings, utilizing law students trained as arbitrators to hear appeals of university parking tickets.
Our advisory board is comprised of preeminent experts in public affairs and conflict resolution. The board helps publicize the Center’s work on a national and international scale and provides valuable advice and assistance in fundraising and outreach efforts.
Richard J. Goldstone, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown Law
Robert Mnookin, Harvard Law School
Dick Morgan, Lionel Sawyer & Collins
The Honorable Philip Pro, United States District Court, District of Nevada
Andrea Schneider, Marquette University Law School