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Lisa Klerman
USC Gould School of Law

Lisa Klerman

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Mediation Clinic

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Last Updated: January 20, 2020




Lisa Klerman is a Clinical Professor of Law, and directs the USC Gould School of Law Mediation Clinic. The Mediation Clinic courses that she designed and developed received national recognition in 2011 when the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council honored USC Gould with its prestigious ADR Education Award. Klerman was also the Founding Director of the law school’s ADR Certificate Program, as well as the Center for Dispute Resolution.

In addition to her work at USC, Klerman is a professional mediator with her own private practice specializing in employment law mediations. Previously a partner in the employment law department at Morrison & Foerster, Klerman represented plaintiffs as well as defendants while she was a practicing attorney. Her achievements include several notable jury trials, as well as some high profile appellate cases.

Klerman is a frequent speaker on alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation, employment law, and class actions. She has been interviewed by major publications and appeared as a legal commentator on NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio, the BBC, and other radio programs in both national and international broadcasts.

Klerman is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where she received her BA degree with distinction. She received her JD degree from the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Publications

  • "Inside the Caucus: An Empirical Analysis of Mediation from Within" (with Daniel Klerman). Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 12 (2015): 686. - (PDF)
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolution" (contributing author of Chapter 10). In Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases. (Costa Mesa, CA: 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."  University of Chicago Law Review 58 (1991): 1475. - (PDF)

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Law 360
May 20, 2022
Re: Thomas Lenz

Thomas Lenz was quoted in a story about Apple Store union organizers hoping to be as successful in unionizing as Starbucks workers. He said employers need to be aware of how fast news travels between different store locations. "It is completely foreseeable that employees in vastly different locations will be in touch and tracking what's going on and perhaps trying to coordinate their efforts in the best way to get a win if they're seeking representation," Lenz said. Story is behind paywall.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
March, 2022

“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Camille Gear Rich
March, 2022

“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
March, 2022

“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.