Phyllis Bernard


Phyllis Bernard recently retired as the Robert S. Kerr Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center of Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Washington D.C. and is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.  In the field of alternative dispute resolution, Phyllis’ hands-on field work, reflective management of a court-connected mediation program, empirical research, pioneering pedagogy and scholarly writings have made significant contributions to the serious professional examination of institutional justice and legal ethics in negotiation and mediation. Her contributions to relationship-based justice have provided models to stabilize the global supply chain by integrating traditional, grassroots, non-Western cultural values into emerging global principles of corporate social responsibility and human rights. She has held leadership positions in the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the Association of American Law Schools. 

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