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Lisa Klerman

Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Director, Judge Judith O. Hollinger Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and Director, Mediation ClinicUSC Gould School of Law

Lisa Klerman
Work: (213) 740-3476
Fax: (213) 740-5502
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: 436
Personal Website: http://www.lisaklerman.com

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last updated Mon, Jul 6, 2015

Lisa Klerman is a clinical associate professor of law and Director of the Judith Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Professor Klerman also directs the USC Law School Mediation Clinic. Prior to 2004, she was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, where her achievements included several notable jury trials, as well as high-profile appellate cases.  In 2004, Ms. Klerman left the partnership at Morrison & Foerster to become a full-time mediator. In 2007, she founded the USC Law School Mediation Clinic.

In 2004, Prof. Klerman was honored with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Achievement Award in recognition for her outstanding ADR services to the Los Angeles Superior Court. That same year, Prof. Klerman was named a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star, recognized as one of the top 2.5 percent employment attorneys in Southern California, and given the Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (“AV”) for professional excellence and ethical standards.

Prof. Klerman serves on the Public Policy Committee of the California Dispute Resolution Council, as well as the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has been a commentator on National Public Radio and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars. In addition to being published in the University of Chicago Law Review and Employment Law Commentary, Prof. Klerman also has been interviewed by major publications such as Forbes, California Lawyer, Editor & Publisher, and The Oprah Magazine.

Prof. Klerman completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with distinction. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. For additional information, visit Prof. Klerman’s web site at www.lisaklerman.com.


  • Inside the Caucus: An Empirical Analysis of Mediation from Within, 12 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 686 (2015) (with Daniel Klerman) - (PDF)
  • Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases, Contributing Author of Chapter 10, Alternative Dispute Resolution, James Publishing, 2006-2012 editions
  • California Supreme Court Holds That Coworkers Are Not Personally Liable For Sexual Harassment, Employment Law Commentary, January 2000.
  • California Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Permitting Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Disputes, Employment Law Commentary, September 2000.
  • The Role of the Jury and the Court in Assessing Front Pay Awards Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 58 University of Chicago Law Review 1475 (1991) - (PDF)
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