Renowned ADR expert Erin Gleason Alvarez joins Haub Law as Director of Mediation Practicum

October 25, 2022

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Erin Gleason Alvarez has joined the faculty as an adjunct professor and Director of the Mediation Practicum, in which students are trained to serve as mediators in small claims disputes. Gleason Alvarez is an arbitrator, mediator, and negotiation consultant. She is a member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Panel, the CPR Institute Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and Resolute Systems New York and National Mediation Panels. Gleason Alvarez also will conduct mediation trainings for the broader Haub Law community.

Erin Gleason Alvarez is founder of Gleason Alvarez ADR, LLC where she serves as an arbitrator and mediator. In addition, she is the founder and CEO of Take Charge Negotiations, which has helped train over 2,000 people on how to utilize mindfulness in negotiation since launching in 2019. Prior to founding her own companies, Gleason Alvarez served as a litigator and as in-house counsel.

“Haub Law offers numerous ADR-related learning opportunities for students to develop their skills in mediation, arbitration, and negotiation,” said Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Law Operations and Professor of Law, Jill I. Gross. “Our students have much to gain by having Professor Gleason Alvarez, a renowned expert in the alternative dispute resolution field, as a professor.” 

Gleason Alvarez received her Master of Laws from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, her JD from City University of New York School of Law, and her BA from State University of New York at Albany. She is a sought after speaker at various ADR-related speaking engagements and a published scholar on the topic. Gleason Alvarez has also received recognition in the field as a Higginbotham Fellow with the American Arbitration Association and has been recognized by “Who’s Who Legal: Mediation” as a leading mediator from 2020 to date.

“I am so excited to join Haub Law as an adjunct professor,” said Erin Gleason Alvarez. “I have been continually impressed with the level of depth that Haub Law’s ADR program offers. Students at Haub Law are learning about ADR both in and out of the classroom and I am thrilled to be able to add to that experience through my Mediation Practicum course and with mediation trainings.”

Alternative Dispute Resolution at Haub Law

In 2021, Haub Law received a generous five-year grant to name its Investor Rights Clinic after Fairbridge Asset Management, a leading, technology-driven, alternative investment management firm. The newly named Fairbridge Investor Rights Clinic is recognized across the country as a leader in securities arbitration and mediation, and is considered one of the most unique experiential learning opportunities at Haub Law. Additionally, after a generous donation, in 2020, Haub Law renamed its new Representation in Mediation Clinic in honor of Amelia A. Gould. Students gain practical experience in the Gould Clinic, which receives referrals from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and CLUSTER, a community dispute resolution center serving Westchester and Rockland counties. 

Haub Law is also home to the Land Use Law Center, which has developed a nationally recognized dispute resolution program for land use disputes. Through its four-day training program, the Center teaches mediation, facilitation, and community decision-making skills and provides orientations for local leaders regarding the processing of specific development projects. Additionally, the Willem C. Vis Moot, founded by Haub Law, is the world’s premier international commercial law moot court. Held each spring in Vienna, the moot involves an arbitration of a contract of sale between two parties in countries that are parties to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. This moot provides experience in commercial litigation skills and provides an opportunity for students to develop commercial law expertise.

With 4 full-time faculty members and 13 adjuncts who teach courses focused on alternative dispute resolution, Haub Law provides numerous curricular opportunities focused on ADR, along with various extra-curricular experiences and opportunities.

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