About Mayu Watanabe
Mayu Watanabe is a specially appointed associate professor at the faculty of law at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, where she teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Dispute System Design, and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
Ms. Watanabe holds a doctorate in business law from Hitotsubashi Univerisity. She worked as a research associate while she was at Hitotsubashi and planned and organized the first international symposium on ODR held in Japan in 2018, entitled “Dispute Resolution in the Age of AI and Big Data – Online Dispute Resolution.”
Ms. Watanabe is a founding board member of the Japan Association for Online Dispute Resolution (JODR). In 2019, she was the first guest speaker at the ODR committee set up by the Japanese government and was also invited to speak at the Family Court of Tokyo, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, regional bar associations, and other organizations.
She was a Visiting Fellow at the Gould Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Center at Stanford Law School (2014-2016) and a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow (2015). In 2020, she was appointed a Fellow at the National Center for Technology & Dispute Resolution (NCTDR).