Susan Liu

Susan has been licensed to practice law for 25 years and is a member of the state bars of the District of Columbia, Virginia and Hawaii. Susan has 10 years of mediation experience resolving civil and family disputes. She is a court certified mediator and mentor for the Virginia Supreme Court and has a mediation practice in Washington, D.C. She is currently employed by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division, as a Family and Child Protection Mediator.

Susan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University, Washington College of Law. She served as a Judge for the ABA’s 2012 national mediation competition and as the Adjunct Coach for WCL’s Negotiation Team for the ABA’s 2011 and 2012 regional competitions. She coached WCL’s Mediation Team for the 2012 International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Competition in Paris, France to a “Best Teamwork” award. Susan coached WCL’s Mediation Team for the 2013 International Mediation competition in Dublin, Ireland (“Outstanding Performance” award).

Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Susan practiced in Honolulu, Hawaii for 10 years. Susan Orlando Liu received her JD degree from Golden Gate, School of Law in 1986 and her BS degree, magna cum laude, in Finance from Boston College, School of Management in 1978.

Currently Teaching

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Golden Gate School of Law 1986
  • B.S., Boston College 1978 (magna cum laude)

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