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Jennifer H. Zawid

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Jennifer H. Zawid

Jennifer H. Zawid
Director of the Externship Program and Lecturer in Law
J.D. 1994, University of Miami School of Law
B.A. 1991, University of Wisconsin

Telephone: 305-284-4604   |   Cell Phone: 305-761-4624   |   Office: B353   |   E-mail: jzawid@law.miami.edu


Jennifer Zawid is the Director of the Externship Program and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in History and Women's Studies in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Miami in 1994.

She served as a law clerk to U.S. Magistrates Barry Garber and William Turnoff in Miami; as a senior staff attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C.; as a senior trial attorney with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and, most recently, as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

At the University of Miami, she facilitates the law school's externship program and teaches Advanced Mediation and Mediation Systems Design. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil and Family mediator. She writes and speaks internationally on issues related to alternative dispute resolution, therapeutic jurisprudence, externship pedagogy, collaborative divorce and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

In 2008, she organized the first U.S. training on Cross-Border Family Mediation with an Emphasis on the Civil Aspects of International Child.

In 2009, the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review published the first symposium dedicated to the issues of international child abduction in which her article, Practical and Ethical Implications of Mediating International Child Abduction Cases: A New Frontier for Mediators, 40 Inter. Amer. L. Rev. 1 (2009), was featured.

She is currently in the process of designing a mediation protocol to mediate these cases in the U.S.

Publications

Gregory Baker and Jennifer Zawid, The Birth of a Therapeutic Courts Externship Program: Hard Labor but Worth the Effort, 17 St. Thomas L. Rev. 711 (2005)

Jennifer Zawid, Practical and Ethical Implications of Mediating International Child Abduction Cases: A New Frontier for Mediators, 40 Inter. Amer. L. Rev. 1 (2009).