The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law congratulates Harold Abramson and Lisa Blomgren Amsler on being named Saltman Senior Scholars.
Hal Abramson is a full-time faculty member at Touro Law Center, New York, where he teaches, trains, and writes about how attorneys can effectively represent clients in domestic and international mediations. He also taught full-time for one year at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law, as a visiting professor, and is now a Senior Scholar at UNLV’s Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. He is an experienced domestic and international commercial mediator and has taught or trained throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, India, Israel, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, and Turkey. He currently serves as the first Scholar in (virtual) Residence of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), serves as a member of the planning committee for the ABA Asian-Pacific International Mediation Summit in Delhi, and is contributing to the work on the international treaty for enforcing mediated settlements pending before UNCITRAL. He served as Chair of the ABA Committee that drafted its mediation representation competition rules and assisted the ICC in Paris in launching its international mediation representation competition. He also served as co-chair of the IMI Task Force in The Hague that designed an Inter-Cultural Mediator Certification Program. Abramson’s publications include two books, Mediation Representation-Advocating as a Problem-Solver (3d ed., 2013, and Recipient of CPR 2004 Book Award) and International Conflict Resolution-ADR Consensual Processes (2005). Professor Abramson also served for nine years as Vice Dean responsible for academic programs, faculty development and international programs and has taught a range of courses including international business transactions, sales, and business organization. He currently teaches courses on dispute resolution and remedies.