Faculty and Staff

Jim Hilbert

Jim Hilbert

Executive Director

Jim Hilbert is the founder and executive director of the Center. He is a former civil rights attorney and has personally negotiated the resolution of numerous civil rights and other legal matters, as well as complex, high stakes business deals. He currently teaches Transactions and Settlements, Negotiation, International Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Advanced ADR, and Deals and Dispute Resolution at William Mitchell. Mr. Hilbert is also vice president of professional services for Alignor, an international negotiation firm with offices in the United States and India.

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Gregory Duhl

Managing Director

Gregory Duhl has designed cutting-edge curriculum to teach law students transactional skills. He currently teaches Transactions and Settlements, Deals and Dispute Resolution, and U.C.C. courses. Professor Duhl is Chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, a member of the Academic Leadership Team, Director of the Academic Preparation Workshop for Incoming Students, and formerly chaired the Curriculum Committee. Professor Duhl is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of The Business Lawyer, the premier scholarly business journal in the country.

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Christine Ver Ploeg

Faculty Director

Christine Ver Ploeg has been a member of the William Mitchell faculty since 1977 and is currently chair of the ADR department. Professor Ver Ploeg currently teaches ADR, Advanced ADR, Civil Dispute Resolution, Torts, and Advising the International Humanitarian NGO. Professor Ver Ploeg is a recognized expert in ADR processes for law, labor and management, education, government, social services, and business, and chairs the Executive Board of Mano A Mano International Partners, the largest and most influential non-government organization in Bolivia. She is currently Director of Mitchell in London, WMCL’s summer study abroad program in London.

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Nancy Ver SteeghNancy Ver Steegh

Faculty Director

Nancy Ver Steegh serves as Professor and Vice Dean of Academic Programs at William Mitchell. She is a national expert on intimate partner violence and her law review publications focus on child custody decision making and the use of various dispute resolution processes in the context of intimate partner violence.  She is the coauthor of two family law texts, Work of the Family Lawyer and Family Law Examples & Explanations. Professor Ver Steegh serves as Vice President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and she is a member of the board of editors of the Family Court Review and the Family Law Quarterly.

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Jaclyn MillnerJaclyn Millner

Fellow

Jaclyn Millner currently teaches Transactions and Settlement and Deals and Dispute Resolution at William Mitchell. Ms. Millner is an in-house attorney at Liberty Mutual where she practices in the areas of workers’ compensation and insurance law and oversees all aspects of litigation. In addition to practicing law and teaching, she is an Alumni Mentor to the William Mitchell Fellows Program. Ms. Millner has written articles and lectured at conferences and CLEs on topics of mediation, discovery and admissibility of social networking evidence, legal ethics, and insurance fraud.

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The Center for Negotiation and Justice was founded by William Mitchell College of Law and Alignor, an international negotiation firm that provides training and consulting to corporate, governmental and NGO clients across the world.