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Phyllis E. Bernard
Phyllis E. Bernard M.A., J.D. is Robert S. Kerr, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of The Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution at Oklahoma City University School of Law. Born in New York, she was raised in Oklahoma City’s Deep Deuce Neighborhood and began her legal career in Washington, D.C. Noted for her work in alternative dispute resolution, Bernard’s pro bono service in Rule of Law projects in conflict zones of Nigeria, post-genocide Rwanda, and post-civil war Liberia “rewrote the book” on tribal peacemaking and commercial/civil adjudication. From 2000 to 2006 she led projects for the American Bar Association, U.S. State Department, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that are credited with preventing, reducing, and resolving tens of thousands of conflicts that would otherwise have reignited communal warfare in Africa. She has published widely on teaching, dispute resolution, and negotiation.