JD, Vermont Law School, 1985;
BA, Dartmouth College, 1978
Professor M. Robin Barone has taught the dispute resolution clinical course at Vermont Law School since 2004. She annually teaches in the first-year mandatory negotiation and drafting training. She has a private dispute resolution practice, administers three court-connected mediation programs in New Hampshire and Vermont, provides legal education for the Vermont Assistant Judges, serves as a hearing officer for the Vermont State Treasurer's Office, and is president of a nonprofit organization that owns and operates three federally-subsidized, low-income elderly housing projects with on-site adult day care services.
Professor Barone is the chair of the Newbury, Vermont, Village Trustees, and serves on the Conservation Law Foundation Board of Trustees and the Conservation Law Foundation Vermont Advisory Board. After graduating from Dartmouth College, she was one of the founding editors of a national literary quarterly, The New England Review. She left the journal after six years and attended Vermont Law School, where she was a member of the National Moot Court team. She was appointed to a judicial clerkship for the Vermont District and Superior courts of Windsor County and then worked briefly in private practice.She later completed postgraduate dispute resolution training at the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers and began practicing alternative dispute resolution.
Professor Barone has consulted for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and has presented on dispute resolution and/or credit card debt collection to the American Bar Association, the Vermont Bar Association, the National Association of Judges, the National Association of Black Law Students, and to various private groups. She is a member of the Vermont Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and serves on mediation panels for the Vermont Superior Courts, the Vermont Environmental Court, and the New Hampshire District Courts.