Antoinette Raheem

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Ms. Raheem, President of Law & Mediation Offices of Antoinette R. Raheem, P.C. and Co-Founder of Mediations Etc., and has had over 30 years of litigation experience and a more than a decade of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) experience. She is a former partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn and former Of Counsel to Sachs, Waldman. She also clerked for Federal Court Judge Julian Cook. She has resolved disputes for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, with parties including law firms, municipalities, businesses, professionals, financial institutions and a host of individuals. Ms. Raheem received her B.A. from Princeton University and her J.D. from Columbia U. School of Law where she was Associate Editor, Human Rights Law Review, Stone Honor Moot Court participant, and Pi Upsilon Delta Honorary Society. Ms. Raheem is an adjunct Professor at Cooley Law School teaching ‘Civil Mediation’,‘ ADR Overview’ and “ADR for Advocates’. She has also taught ‘Professional Responsibility’ and ‘Pre-Trial Litigation’ at Wayne State U. Law School and Conflict resolution at Oakland U’s graduate school of Public Administration.  She has presented and moderated at the Institute for Continuing Legal Education both on Trial Practice and on Advanced Mediation. She has also given basic and advanced Mediation trainings at 3 national ADR Conferences and for Washtenaw, Wayne and Oakland Community Mediation Centers. She does all forms of ADR including conflict coaching, facilitations, collaborative practice, arbitration, negotiation and mediation of issues relating to insurance matters, business disputes, domestic issues, employment, construction, torts, personal injury, malpractice, probate, dissolutions, landlord/tenant, mortgage, consumer, neighbor disputes, banking, real estate, special education and other school issues, child protection, truancy, civil rights, and youth mediations.  Ms. Raheem has had 700+ hours of Alternative Dispute Resolution Training in the past 10 years. That training has covered areas including civil mediation, domestic mediation and numerous advanced mediation topics, e.g. business mediation, special education, truancy, guardianship, peer mediation, victim offender mediation, Collaborative Practice, ethics in ADR, Transformative mediation, child protective services mediation, conflict coaching, foreclosure mediation, and more.

    Ms. Raheem has numerous published articles on ADR and diversity in publications such as Michigan Lawyers’ Weekly,  Laches (the Oakland County Bar Magazine), the State Bar of Michigan’s ADR Quarterly and The Family Law Journal. She has also appeared on legal television talk Shows including Practical Law (2009, 2013) and Due Process (2009, 2013).  Ms. Raheem was listed in the MI Lawyers’ Weekly as Lead Counsel for the prevailing party in a trial with one of the State’s largest verdicts. She was the recipient of the State Bar ADR Council’s George Bashara Jr. Award and has been selected to serve on several SCAO Committees convened to recommend modifications in ADR Court Rules to the MI Supreme Court.  Ms. Raheem was honored in 2011 by the State Bar ADR Council for her co-facilitation of a statewide task force on Diversity in ADR, in 2012 with the Straker Bar’s Trailblazer Award, and in 2013 as Businesswoman of the Year. Ms. Raheem is Chair of the State Bar of Michigan ADR Council; on the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Education Resources, Inc.; a member of the Family Mediation Council, the Association for Conflict Resolution (“ACR”), SE MI Chapter; the Advisory Committee for Michigan Mediates; Professional Resolution Experts of Michigan (PREMi); Wolverine Bar, Straker Bar, the State Bar Family Law Section, and Oakland County Bar’s Diversity Committee and ADR Committee.

  • Courses

    (Formerly DCL 520) This course introduces principles of negotiation. Students will be required to engage in multiple mock negotiations, with frequent feedback from the instructor.