B.A., The Catholic University of America; M.S.W., The Catholic University of America; J.D., University of California Berkeley
Professor Costantino is an attorney, law professor, negotiator, mediator, facilitator and conflict management systems designer. She is currently Counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) where she handles complex dispute resolution and litigation matters. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School (and received the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award) as well as Fordham Law School. She has also taught at Columbia University Teachers’ College, George Washington University Law School, George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health, George Mason University Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Vermont Law School, the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law and has lectured at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School; she also trains attorneys for the Department of Justice at the National Advocacy Center. Professor Costantino has consulted to the United Nations and has participated in conflict management systems design initiatives in Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland. She co-authored the book Designing Conflict Management Systems (Jossey-Bass, 1996) which received the International Conflict Management Association Book of the Year Award. She has also published articles in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, the Harvard Negotiation Journal, and the Fordham Urban Law Journal.