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
- Skills and Clinical Teaching
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, and the 40-Hour Mediation Training. She has instructed more than 600 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, Professor Berman 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 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, State Bar of Texas, Texas Association of Mediators, and the Houston Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution (for which she is currently a board member). She is active in the ABA Legal Education and Dispute Resolution Committee and the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association where she is a Credentialed Advanced Mediator. 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.