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Robert M. Ackerman

Professor of Law, Wayne State University

After a few years of practice, I have been a law professor for almost forty years. Most of my teaching has been in the fields of torts and dispute resolution. My scholarship has been in these fields and in the field of communitarianism, and often views substantive areas of law (torts, dispute resolution, constitutional law, corporate law, etc.) through a communitarian lens. I have served as a mediator and arbitrator in a variety of cases. I have been dean at two law schools and have directed Penn State-Dickinson's Center for Dispute Resolution and the Levin Center at Wayne Law.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Wayne State University


  • 1976 
    Harvard Law School, Law