Edward F. Sherman, is Vice Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.
He is professor of law and former dean of Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before coming to Tulane in 1996, he taught for 19 years at The University of Texas School of Law, where he was the Edward Clark Centennial Professor of Law. A graduate of Georgetown University (A.B., 1959) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1962; S.J.D., 1981), he clerked for a federal judge and practiced law for five years before entering teaching.
Professor Sherman is co-author of casebooks on Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and his casebooks on these subjects are used in law schools around the country. He has also taught at the University of London, Chuo University (Tokyo), Polish School of Public Administration, International Centers for Arbitration, Hamline Law School Mediation Program, and Tulane-Humboldt University Intercultural Negotiation/Mediation Program in Berlin.