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Alice M. Haller

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • J.D., Hastings College of the Law, University of California
  • B.A., Radcliffe College (Harvard University)

Scholarly Interests

  • Conflict resolution
  • Juvenile rights

Selected Publications

Co-author, Doing Your Own School (Beacon Press, 1972)

Comment, “California Runaways,” 26 Hastings L.J. 101 (1975)

professional experiences

  • Mediation practice, Stone Ridge, NY —general practice with focus on family issues (school, parent/child, matrimonial)
  • Co-designer and coach, Introduction to Conflict Resolution, part of Mechanisms and Practice course for all third-year medical students, introduced March, 2012, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center (Ulster County), Kingston, NY

biographical information

Alice Haller has been practicing mediation in a variety of contexts since 1993.  Prior to training as a mediator, she practiced law in New Jersey for sixteen years, first in the Office of the Public Defender and later in private practice.  She has mediated family, commercial and community disputes and has taught conflict resolution skills to teachers, students and police personnel.  From 2003-2007, she was employed by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division as a mediator in child welfare cases.  Since then, Alice has worked and volunteered in New York for the Dispute Resolution Centers of Ulster, Orange and Rockland Counties and has maintained a private family mediation practice in Ulster County.  She has worked with faculty at Columbia Law School and the College of Physicians and Surgeons to develop a conflict resolution workshop for third-year Columbia medical students (introduced in 2012). She also teaches, with MD-ICCCR co-instructor Michele Riley, a workshop in conflict resolution for West Point cadets offered at Teachers College.  She received her B.A. from Radcliffe College and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Hastings Law Journal.

professional organization membership

  • Accredited Professional Mediator and member, NJ Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member, New Jersey bar
  • Inactive member, California bar
  • Editor-in-Chief, Hastings Law Journal (1975-76)

ORLJ 5340: Basic Practicum in conflict resolution

Enrollment limited. Students will be trained in the basic skills of collaborative negotiation and mediation and will have supervised practice in these skills.

Centers and Projects

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/icccr/