Melissa G. Reinberg
Mediator, Adjunct Professor of Law
A.B., Cornell; J.D., Harvard; LL.M., Georgetown
Professor Reinberg, who joined the...Continue Reading
Professor Reinberg, who joined the adjunct faculty in 2001, currently serves as a mediator with the D.C. Superior Court's Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division, where she mediates small claims and family cases. She also serves as a mediator with the Community Dispute Resolution Center in D.C., where she mediates criminal and police misconduct cases, and is a Negotiation Instructor at Calvary Women’s Services. From 1995 to 2000, Professor Reinberg was the Legal Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where she managed and directed the organization's legal operations and trained and supervised the attorneys in all aspects of individual and impact case development and trial preparation in family, housing, public benefits, and disability cases. Prior to working at the Legal Aid Society, Professor Reinberg was a staff attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in D.C. and a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center's Juvenile Justice Clinic. Professor Reinberg has taught negotiation and mediation to attorneys and judges through the Harvard Negotiation Project's Program of Instruction for Lawyers and Conflict Management, Inc., in Cambridge, MA, and to attorneys, teachers, and other professionals in the District of Columbia. She has served on several D.C. Bar projects, including the D.C. Bar Landlord and Tenant Task Force and the D.C. Bar Task Force on Children at Risk. Professor Reinberg has also taught at many D.C. Bar and D.C. Superior Court training programs and has been a guest lecturer at American University's Washington College of Law and a guest lecturer and member of the adjunct faculty at George Washington University School of Law.