Janice Nadler

Nadler, Janice

Professor of Law

Phone: (312) 503-3228
E-mail: jnadler@law.northwestern.edu

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Related Links: American Bar Foundation | Center for Legal Studies

Janice Nadler has been a member of the Law School faculty since 2000. Her research focuses on criminal law; social norms and compliance with the law; and negotiation and dispute resolution. She holds a joint appointment as a Research Fellow with the American Bar Foundation. In addition to a JD, she holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches criminal law, law and psychology, and negotiation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Law and Social Science
  • Criminal Law
  • Law and Psychology
  • Empirical Legal Research
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Selected Publications

  • Flouting the Law in 83 texas law review 1399-1441 (2005).
  • No Need to Shout: Bus Sweeps and the Psychology of Coercion in supreme court review 153-222 (2002).
  • Rapport in Legal Negotiation: How Small Talk Can Facilitate E-mail Dealmaking in 9 harvard negotiation law review 223-251 (2004).
  • Testing the Focal Point Theory of Legal Compliance: The Effect of Third-Party Expression in an Experimental Hawk/Dove Game in 2 journal of empirical legal studies 87-123 (2005). (with Richard McAdams)
  • Victim Impact Testimony and the Psychology of Punishment in 88 cornell law review 419-456 (2003). (with Mary R. Rose)

Joint Appointments


  • BA, Cornell University
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD in Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Prior Appointments

  • Benjamin Mazur Summer Research Professor, Northwestern School of Law