Robert K. Collins

Professor of Practice


B.A. 1972, Yale College
J.D. 1975, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise



Bob Collins has practiced and taught divorce and family mediation for the past 30 years. He has served as a founder and president of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and as chair of the Ethics Committee of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. He holds a B.A. from Yale College, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to teaching, he worked in private practice for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison as well as Davidson, Dawson & Clark, and as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County District Attorney’s office. He has taught dozens of courses on divorce and family mediation at various universities, including Hofstra, Seton Hall and Brooklyn Law, and has been cited as among the pioneers of divorce mediation in New York.


Professor Collins is a Full-Time Faculty member of Cardozo's Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution.  He teaches the Divorce Mediation Clinic, Divorce Mediation, and Family Law.

Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law

55 Fifth Avenue

Room 928

New York, NY 10003