Bob Collins has practiced divorce mediation for 40 years years, and has been teaching it to others for almost three decades. He served as a founder and president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and as chair of the Ethics Committee of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. He holds a B.A. from Yale College, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching, he worked in private practice for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and was a partner at Davidson, Dawson & Clark, and an Assistant D.A. in the New York County District Attorney’s office. He has taught dozens of courses on divorce and family mediation at various universities, including the University of Idaho, Brooklyn Law, UNLV, Hofstra and Seton Hall, and has been cited as among the pioneers of divorce mediation in New York.
Professor Collins is a member of Cardozo's Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. In addition to supervising the Divorce Mediation Clinic, he has taught courses in Divorce Mediation, Family Law and New York Matrimonial Drafting and Procedures.