Steve Gonzales is Associate Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of Experiential (clinical) Learning. A founding faculty member of Phoenix School of Law, he has served on many school committees, including the Dean Search Committee, the Faculty Appointments Committee and the Faculty Evaluation Committee. He teaches Constitutional Law, Mediation, Federal Courts, Federal Indian Law, Property, Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). He is the faculty adviser to the student International Law Society, and the Hispanic Law Student Association.
As director of clinics, Prof. Gonzales supervises seven clinics. He founded the Veteran's Military Legal Assistance Clinic, Veteran's Tax Clinic, American Indian Law Clinic, the Phoenix School of Law-City of Phoenix Court-Connected Mediation Program, and the Juvenile Defense clinics. The State Bar of Arizona Veteran's Military Legal Assistance Committee was established by a vote of the State Bar of Arizona Board of Governors during an address to the Board in which Prof. Gonzales recommended its formation.
Prof. Gonzales has appeared as a legal analyst in over 75 local and national TV and He appears weekly on the Pat McMahon Group, a local morning TV talk show, and was a weekly regular on local NBC radio AM 1260 as a constitutional law commentator.
In ADR, he was 2009-10 President of the Arizona Association of Conflict Resolution, served eight years as an officer of the American Bar Association's highest national ADR body, and co-founded ADR programs in several states. He has addressed ADR programs worldwide, including two at Harvard Law School, the London International Court of Arbitration with the Lord Chief Justice of Great Britain, the Paris Bar Association, many U.S. Air Forces Bases, trained Venezuelan judges, and taught 10 terms in Europe. Since 2003 he has served as an Officially Accredited Representative for an NGO at the United Nations.
Prof. Gonzales is a member of the American Bar Association's Steering Committee on the United Nations and International Institutions, the ABA Steering Committee on International Mediation, the ABA State and Local Government Section Diversity Committee, and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ethics Advisory Committee. He chaired the State Bar of Arizona's Standing Committee on Women and Minorities 1998-99, and was a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association Diversity Committee 2007-10. He is a member of Los Abogados (Arizona Hispanic Bar) and the Native American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in several state and federal jurisdictions. Prior to his academic career he served as a judge, as Assistant Arizona Attorney General, Assistant Prosecutor, Deputy City Attorney, and in private practice.