Leonard L. RiskinChesterfield Smith Professor of Law
University of Florida
Levin College of Law
Post Office Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611
Former C.A. Leedy Professor of Law, Isidor Loeb Professor of Law, and Director of the University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution; attorney for the Department of Justice in Washington; general counsel for the National Alliance of Businessmen; and University of Houston Law Professor. Author of several books and numerous articles on alternative dispute resolution. Former chair of the AALS sections on Law and Medicine and Dispute Resolution. Expertise: Negotiation, Mediation, Dispute Resolution.
BackgroundUniversity of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as Chesterfield Smith Professor (2007). Previous Teaching Experience: Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia MO 65211, June 1984-December 2006; C.A. Leedy Professor, beginning September 1991; Isidor Loeb Professor, beginning July 2003; Director, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, 1984-2002, 2004-2006; Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School, winter 2003; University of Colorado School of Law, Summers 1995, 1998 (Charles Inglis Thomson Guest Professor of Law); University of Tennessee College of Law, Spring 1983; Vermont Law School, Summers 1984-94; 1996-97; Pepperdine Institute for Dispute Resolution, Summers 1993, 1995, 2001; Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center (1979-1984); Associate (1976-1979); Assistant (1974-1976). Private Practice: General Counsel, National Alliance of Businessmen, Inc. (now National Alliance of Business), Washington, D.C., 1968-1973; Personnel Director 1968. Professional Affiliations: Member, Association of American Law Schools Professional Development Committee; Member, Leadership Council, Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School; Member, Advisory Committee, ProDialogo.
Education/TrainingLL.M., Yale Law School
J.D., New York University School of Law
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison