Stephen G. Yusem

Adjunct Professor of Law
Stephen Yusem
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901


Rachel Liseno
Cornell Law School
315 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Professional Biography

Mr. Yusem is an independent mediator and arbitrator. He is a Fellow of both the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He has served as a member of the faculties of the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association Complex Arbitration Panel.

He is a former co-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Montgomery Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He is a former director of the Commercial Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He chaired the Personal Injury Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is accredited as a mediator by the Center for Excellence in Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

His publications include "Major changes to Pennsylvania Arbitration Law," Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly (2019), "Revised Uniform Arbitration Act Report" to the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee (2012) and "Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes," Metropolitan Corporate Council, (2004).

Mr. Yusem received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his B.A. from Cornell University.


A.B. 1958, Cornell University
J.D. 1963, University of Pennsylvania