Susan E. Salazar (she/her) teaches the Mediation Clinic and Mediation Lawyering Seminar.
Prior to her appointment at CUNY School of Law, Professor practiced employment law for more than 20 years, representing clients in discrimination, harassment, wage claims, worker misclassification, disability, arbitrations, mediations, unemployment insurance, and other employment-related matters. She also arbitrated Part 137 attorney-client fee disputes.
Professor Salazar mediates wage and hour and employment discrimination and other cases for the federal court in the Southern District & Eastern District of New York and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. From 2015 to 2018, she was appointed to serve on the United States District Court, Southern District of New York’s Mediator Advisory Committee. She also served as a mediator for the New York Peace Institute in New York City Civil Court and coached students in Brooklyn Law School’s Mediation Clinic.
Professor Salazar currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Association of Conflict Resolution Greater New York Chapter, Inc. and is also Co-Chair of the Academia sub-committee of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is also an active member of the Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. She is also a former Co-Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association.
She earned her B.A. from Rutgers University where she majored in history and minored in women’s studies and is a graduate of New York Law School.