Culbert, Mary B.

Mary B. Culbert, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, The Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution

Courses Taught

  • Mediation
  • The Center for Conflict Resolution Clinical Externship



  • BS, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • JD, Loyola Law School 


Professor Mary B. Culbert is the Director of The Center For Conflict Resolution, where she previously served as a Senior Mediator supervising students.  She is a bilingual certified mediator and a 1984 graduate of Loyola Law School.  In 1993, Ms. Culbert began serving as a community and court mediator and received the “Rookie of the Year Award” from the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Services.  She returned to Loyola in 1994 as an adjunct professor of law and founding director of the Disability Mediation Center of the Western Law Center for Disability Rights (currently the Disability Rights Legal Center).  After practicing law for several years, Ms. Culbert became a bilingual certified mediator and has mediated extensively since 1992 in numerous community, government agency and court programs.  She served as a resource to local, state and federal agencies regarding the design and implementation of mediation programs.  She sat on the California State Bar ADR Committee and chaired its Ethics Subcommittee since its inception in 1997 until September 2001, and still sits as an advisor to that Committee today. 

Ms. Culbert has served on numerous boards, committees and mediation panels over the past 22 years.  She has trained and lectured extensively on mediation skills, advanced mediation techniques, disability mediation and legal issues in mediation.  More recently, she served an appointment to the Judicial Council, Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, ADR Subcommittee Working Group on Uniform Procedures for Addressing Complaints about Court-Program Mediators.  She was recognized in the "TOP NEUTRALS" Supplement to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals and to the Sacramento Recorder, in the section on "Community Mediators: taking it to the streets"  in 2007.  In 2009, she received the Ester Soriano Peacemaker of the Year Award from Los Angeles County DRPA Program Community Mediators, and in 2010, the Ester Soriano Award for Excellence in Community Mediation from the California Dispute Resolution Council.  In the summer of 2011, Professor Culbert provided mediation training to a group of high-ranking judges, attorneys and law professors in Bangladesh.  In 2012-13, she created a new model, and clinic, for providing Collaborative Mediation Divorce Services in conjunction with the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association.