Levin College of Law

Robert B. Moberly

Emeritus Professor of Law & Trustee Research Fellow
Emeritus Director, Institute of Dispute Resolution




B.S., J.D., University of Wisconsin

Teaching and Scholarship

Labor Law, Negotiation, Mediation, Collective Bargaining & Arbitration


Professor Moberly earned his B.S. in economics and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. After law school he clerked on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He then practiced labor law in government and private practice prior to entering the law teaching profession. His primary teaching subjects were labor law, labor arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. He is founding Director of the Law School’s Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Other appointments include visiting professorships at the University of Illinois; the University of Louvain, Belgium; and the Polish Academy of Sciences. He also lectured at numerous international venues, including several Polish law schools; the Hong Kong High Court; and the International Labor Organization in Geneva Switzerland.

Professor Moberly authored 40 publications in the areas of arbitration, labor law, and conflict resolution. His work includes two books: Arbitration & Conflict Resolution (w/ E. Teple), published by BNA and adopted at Harvard, Cornell and other universities, and Public Employment Labor Relations (w/ C. Mulcahy). Other publications include law review articles in Cornell, Florida, Illinois, Washington, and Wisconsin, as well as scholarly journals such as the Journal of Legal Education. He was honored by the National Center for Public Resources for Outstanding Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship. He has received grants from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture, as well as other granting entities.

Professor Moberly chaired the Labor Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Association of American Law Schools. He served on the executive board of the Labor Law Group Trust and the U.S. Branch of the International Society for Labor Law & Social Security. While a member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution, he served as principal drafter of mediator ethical standards for the state of Florida.

Professor Moberly is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, where he served as Vice President, Executive Committee member, and Chair of the Southeast region. He was on arbitration panels of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Mediation Board. He served as a special magistrate for the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, and on permanent arbitration panels for numerous employers and unions.

He is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; a life member of the Labor & Employment Relations Association; a charter member of the Association for Conflict Resolution; and a member of the American and Wisconsin Bar Associations, as well as a faculty affiliate of the Florida Bar Association.

Following Professor Moberly’s UF retirement, he became Dean and Professor at the University of Arkansas law school. He retired after 17 years on the UA faculty and now resides in Florida with his wife Lynne Webb.