Nancy Oretskin is a Professor of Finance at New Mexico State University. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a J.D. from the Thomas Backus School of Law at Case Western University in Ohio.
Prof. Oretskin has written extensively on the topics of business litigation and commercial law. Her publications include “Work It Out: Mediation Under NAFTA,” Twin Plant News vol. 11, 1995; “A Fashionable Alternative to Resolve International Conflicts,” International Business Litigation and Arbitration, 2003. She was a founding director of the U.S.-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center at New Mexico State University. She served as the Delegate of the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes to the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for the Working Group on Arbitration/Mediation Meetings in 2000-2.
In 2005, Prof. Oretskin was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Haifa in Israel. While on her grant, she researched negotiation strategies, tactics and cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians over water resources in the Jordan River Valley. She also visited Spain as a visiting Fulbright scholar in 2005, where she organized and presented a three day- 24 hour mediation training as part of a Masters Level Program at the Universidad de Zaragoza Law School in Zaragoza, Spain.