Director, Center for Conflict Resolution
Sara Campos is a Visiting Professor and Clinical Director of the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution (LCCR) at LMU Loyola Law School, as well as a certified bilingual mediator. She originally trained at LCCR as a law student mediator in 1998. The LCCR recruited her to become part of its regular staff. She now serves as its director and in this role, she trains staff, LLS students, and community volunteers in Basic Mediation Skills andteaches Mediation Advocacy. As a Latina, she adds diversity and brings the perspective of a person working in and believing in the traditional model. Yet her legal training allows her to understand and appreciate other models as well.
Campos is in a unique position to utilize her legal, bilingual, and bicultural skills and knowledge in assisting litigants resolve their disputes through this process. In addition, Campos hold memberships with several organizations dedicated to our process, such as the Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA), American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section, and National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM). Campos served two terms on the board of The National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) and chaired its Membership Development Committee.
Campos received the LLS award in 2019 for leadership, years of service,and commitment to LCCR and the people it serves. She also received the Just the Beginning – Los Angeles (JTB) Leadership Award of Excellence for her outstanding contributions to the JTB-LA Summer Legal Institute, as well as Loyola Law School's Service Award in 2019. Campos along with another colleague received the 2005, 2012, and 2018 Case of the Year Award from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Campos has participated on numerous mediation panels including The Second Appellate District Court Panel. She has previously worked on the L.A. Superior Court panel, Centinela Youth Services Victim Offender and Family Panel, and the EEOC and DFEH mediation panels doing employment discrimination matters. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Juris Doctor from LMU Loyola Law School.
The LCCR's Landlord/Tenant Options Counseling Clinic was among the institutions recognized for responding to the Attorney General’s Call to Action to the Legal Profession to address the housing and eviction crisis, and help increase housing stability and access to justice in their communities, during a White House ceremony. The virtual event was held on Friday, Jan. 28.