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Hon. Rebecca Westerfield

Advisory Board Member


Rebecca Westerfield is an Advisory Board Member with the Human Rights Center. She is a former judge (Ky. Circuit Court 1987-1992) and founding member of JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services). She has been recognized by the National Law Journal as an ADR Champion and by SuperLawyers and Best Lawyers in the field of ADR. Rebecca has consistently been ranked as one of the top 50 Best Neutrals in California, was named Mediator of the Year by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and identified as one of the top three mediators in the Bay Area. Rebecca has been named to the Board of JAMS, Board of Trustees of the Town School for Boys, the World Affairs Council of No. CA, the Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law, Convergence, the Weinstein Family Foundation, and to the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Center. She serves on the Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves in addition to the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law. Rebecca has taught as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and a lecturer at Stanford University School of Law. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, holds a Master in Liberal Arts from Stanford University and participated in the human rights program at New College, Oxford University. She has also provided mediation training for the Supreme Court of India, and the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce as well as the International Business Mediation Summer School in Austria.