Elizabeth Bartholet: Alternative Dispute Resolution CV

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138

Occupation: Professor of Law, Arbitrator, Mediator

As a member of the full-time Faculty at Harvard Law School since 1977, I have taught Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Civil Procedure, and Advanced Civil Procedure, as well as courses in the litigation and family law areas.

As an arbitrator, I have served on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Labor Panel since 1980, the AAA Commercial Panel from 1995 through 2008, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Roster of Arbitrators since 1991, and the Labor Relations Connection since 2015. I served on regular Arbitration Panels for the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service from1988 to 1999, hearing well over 100 cases during that period of time. I have served on a mediation panel for the Mediation Research and Education Project, Inc. (MREP) since 1995. I served on the Boston area J.A.M.S./Endispute Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel from 1997 to 2004 and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)/AAA Roster of Mediators from 1998 to 2002. Arbitration and mediation training includes: MREP training in 1995; AAA Employment Arbitrator Training in 1996; J.A.M.S./Endispute Advanced Mediation Techniques Seminar in 1998; J.A.M.S./Endispute Mediation Training in 1998, MCAD/AAA Mediator Training in 1998; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training in 1999; AAA “Advocacy in Mediation” in 2002; AAA “Advanced Case Management Issues” in 2002; AAA Arbitrator II “Advanced Case Management – Labor ” in 2003; AAA “Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards” in 2004; AAA “Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure” in 2005, AAA "Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties" in 2006, and AAA "Chairing an Arbitration Panel" in 2008.



In my arbitration and mediation work I have dealt with a full range of typical labor and employment issues including, e.g., absenteeism, alcohol and drug abuse, arbitrability, bargaining unit work, contract and subcontract, discharge, discipline, discrimination (age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation), holidays and holiday pay, job posting and bidding, layoff, management rights, overtime, promotions, safety, seniority, sexual harassment, vacations and vacation pay, work assignments and conditions.
Industries: My arbitration and mediation cases have involved a wide variety of public and private sector employment on the manual labor, clerical and professional levels, including, e.g., armed services, child welfare, computer technology, defense, education, fire, health care, police, prison, sanitation, and transit.
Employment: Harvard Law School
   Faculty member 1977-present,
   Full Professor of Law 1983-present
   Morris Wasserstein Professor of Law 1996-present
   Faculty Director, Child Advocacy Program 2004 - present
Education: Radcliffe College cum laude (BA 62), Harvard Law School magna cum laude (LLB 65).
Bar Admissions: MA, U.S. Supreme Court.
Professional Associations: Arbitration and mediation associations include AAA, FMCS and MREP.   Selected Committee and Board Memberships include American Association of University Professors Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure 1990-93, Society of American Law Teachers Board of Directors 1977-89, Board of Overseers of Harvard College 1973-77, Executive Committee of the Association of the Bar of City of NY 1973-77.
Publications: Numerous law review and other articles, as well as two books, and various book chapters, all in the employment and family law areas.