Courses: Mediation Law Clinic
Expertise: Mediation Law, Civil Rights Litigation
Alvin Washington is the managing professor for the Southern University Law Center’s Mediation Clinic. He also teaches Alternate Dispute Resolution and Legal Negotiation courses. He has also taught Torts 1 and Statutory Analysis at SULC and a conflict resolution course at the Southern University Graduate School.
Professor Washington has provided conflict resolution training for East Baton Rouge Parish employees at the Baton Rouge Community College. For three years, he was the Director of the Louisiana Agricultural Mediation Program administered by SULC. Washington is an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and a registered family and civil mediator with the Louisiana State Bar Association and has mediated over 800 cases.
He received his B.S. degree from Grambling State University and his J.D from SULC. He served as a military trail lawyer and Department Head for the Claims Division in the United States Navy while stationed in Long Beach, California. He was also appointed as a special assistant to the United States Attorney General for the Central District of California.
After completing his tour of duty, Washington returned to Louisiana where he was employed as an assistant attorney general handling general liability, road hazards, and civil rights cases. Prior to joining the law center’s staff in 2003, he served as the Section Chief of the Civil Rights Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice for four years.