Assistant Professor of Clinical Studies and Director of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution
B.S., Georgetown University
J.D., American University Washington College of Law
Areas of Expertise
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Debra Berman is the Director of the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law Houston. Her course load includes Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Theory & Practice, Representation in Mediation, and the 40-Hour Mediation Training. She has instructed more than 550 students and local attorneys through the Evans Center Mediation certification program. In 2012, she established a partnership between the Mediation Clinic and the EEOC regional office. As part of this program, she mediates EEOC cases with students in the Mediation Clinic.
In addition, she coordinates all of the ADR competition teams that South Texas College of Law Houston sends to tournaments and has personally coached a number of teams to national and international first place wins. She has presented on various dispute resolution topics for the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Texas Association of Mediators, and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.