Erin Archerd

Erin Archerd

Associate Professor of Law

E. Archerd
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: 319
Phone: 313-596-9834
E. Archerd
Areas of Expertise:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Education Law
Special Education Law


  • J.D. Harvard Law School '08
  • B.A. Stanford '04


Erin Archerd joined the Detroit Mercy Law faculty in Fall 2015. Prior to becoming a professor, she was an associate in the San Francisco office of Covington & Burling LLP, where she focused on corporate transactions, primarily in the information technology and biotechnology sectors, as well as preparing an amicus brief for the Supreme Court on language education policy. Professor Archerd also served as program coordinator at Humanities for Everybody in Kalamazoo before relocating to Columbus, Ohio to become the Langdon Fellow in Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. 

Professor Archerd's research and teaching interests include Commercial Law, Education Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Latino Law and Policy. She is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution Ethics Committee, Editor of The Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal, a quarterly publication of the State Bar of Michigan’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and incoming 2022 Chair of the SBM Dispute Resolution Section; and 2021 Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Education Law Section.  

Professor Archerd is the caretaker of a historic home in Detroit and her rambunctious twin daughters. 


    Courses Taught

    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Designing Deals
    Dispute Resolution in Employment
    Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy Sales


    Selected Publications

    Online Mediation and the Opportunity to Rethink Safety in Mediation, 52 Stetson L. Rev. 307 (2022)

    Undocumented Immigrant Children’s Education in the 21st Century (in progress).

    What Case Evaluation Can Tell Us About Mediation’s Future (in progress).

    It’s Not the Lawyers We Need to Convince: Commentary on Carrie Menkel-Meadow’s Toward Another View of Legal Negotiation (1984), for book project Discussions in Dispute Resolution (2019).

    You Think You Know How to Converse?, 26 Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal Vol. 3 (2018).

    Restoring Justice in Schools, 85 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 761 (2017).

    Will the New CFPB Arbitration Rules Be Enforced?, 25 Michigan Dispute Resolution Journal Vol. 4 (2017).


    Selected Presentations

    ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, Washington DC, April 6, 2018: Questioning Ourselves How to Become a Mediator Who Asks Game Changing Questions (panelist).

    State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting and Conference, October 14, 2017: The Implicit Association Test and Cognitive Bias.

    Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference, Boca Raton FL, Augus 1, 2017: Discussions in Dispute Resolution Negotiation (panelist).

    SEALS Conference, Boca Raton FL, August 1, 2017: Utilizing ADR Competitions to Foster Practical Dispute Resolution Skills (panelist).

    ABA CLE Webinar, July 11, 2017: Where Mediation’s Model Standards Are Failing (co- presenter)., Guest Blogger, June 8, 2017: Model Standards for Mediator Conduct Time for a Revision?

    ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, San Francisco CA, April 12, 2017: Helping Mediators Learn to Have Difficult Conversations (panelist).

    Día de la Mujer, Lansing MI, April 8, 2017: Negocios y Negociaciones (co-presenter).

    Sharing Scholarship, Building Teachers, Albany NY, February 4, 2017: De Colores: Organizing Lessons Post-2016 Election Cycle

    Society of American Law Teachers Conference, Chicago IL, October 1, 2016: The Pedagogy of Love: Teaching Social Justice at a Catholic Law School (panelist).

    AALS Section on Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference, Milwaukee WI, September 23, 2016: Special Education Decisions in New York: Anomaly or Pro-Parent Trend?, Guest Blogger, August 2, 2016: Neutrals and Social Media.

    ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, New York NY, April 8, 2016: Heard Not Seen: Internet Radio for the ADR Minded (panelist).

    ABA Section on Dispute Resolution Conference, New York NY, April 7, 2016: You Too Can Do Empirical Research (moderator).