Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist Valerie Sanchez To Join Faculty This July
Valerie A. Sanchez will come from Harvard Law School — where she taught courses on negotiation, mediation, and family and labor law — to join the College of Law faculty in July. She was a Research Scholar for Harvard’s Negotiation Research Project, and will serve here as an Associate Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution. As a former Graduate Fellow for Harvard’s Program on Dispute Resolution, Sanchez worked extensively on research for a history of ADR in medieval English and Continental legal systems. Sanchez also served as a Teaching Assistant during her time at Harvard. Sanchez is a former Florida resident, and attended UF during the beginning of her college education. She received her A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard-Radcliffe College, and her J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard. At the latter, she served as articles reviewer for Negotiation Journal, a faculty publication. Early in her legal career, Sanchez served as legal advisor for Boston Children’s Services Human Rights Committee, as a research assistant for various members of Harvard’s law faculty, and as a law clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Bruce M. Selya (First Circuit, Rhode Island). Most recently, she served as an academic practitioner, assisting institutions and individuals with matters involving negotiation, mediation and alternative dispute resolution; child and family welfare policy development; and civil rights/civil liberties law. Sanchez is co-author (with Martha A. Field) of Equal Treatment for People with Mental Retardation: Having and Raising Children (Harvard University Press, 2000), and author of “Towards a History of ADR: The Dispute Processing Continuum in Anglo-Saxon England and Today” (1996, 11 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution). She is currently at work on a negotiation textbook, Negotiating the 21st Century: From Roundtable to Globalization.