Pat Chew is the Salmon Chaired Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a University Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipient. In addition to Pitt, she has taught at the University of Texas, University of Augsburg (Germany), and the University of California (Hastings). Most recently, she was the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Her research is diverse, both in subject areas and methodologies. She has written dozens of articles in both general interest and specialized law journals, including in Washington University Law Review, William and Mary Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Berkeley Journal of Employment Law, and the Journal of Legal Education. The most read American Bar Association (ABA) article in 2010 focused on her empirical work on judges. She also has authored numerous books, treatises and casebooks in dispute resolution, business laws, and culture and conflict. They include International Conflict Resolution: Consensual ADR Processes (coauthored) and The Conflict and Culture Reader. Professor Chew is the inaugural recipient of the Keith Aoki Excellence in Asian American Jurisprudence Award.
Among other leadership roles, Professor Chew was on the executive committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) (the Association’s board of directors), the chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education (the largest AALS section), a council member of the General Practice Division of the American Bar Association (ABA), and a co-founder of the Asian-American Pacific Islander law faculty association. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI). Over the years, she has served on many committees and spoken at dozens of programs for the AALS, the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), and the ABA.
Prior to teaching, she practiced corporate and international law with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago and in San Francisco.
Professor Chew received a JD degree and a master’s in education psychology from the University of Texas and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University.
The youngest of six children, she grew up in El Paso, Texas in a Chinese-American family. Her spouse is a management consultant and a business school professor. They have two adult children.