Janice Nadler

Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law


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

  • White Paper of Democratic Criminal Justice in 111 northwestern university law review 1693 (2017) (with Joshua Kleinfeld, et al.).
  • Expressive Law, Social Norms, and Social Groups in 42 law & social inquiry 65 (2017).
  • Social Psychology and the Law in 1 the oxford handbook of law and economics (2017) (with Pam Mueller).
  • Law, Moral Attitudes, and Behavioral Change in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND THE LAW (Oxford University Press 2014) (with Kenworthy Bilz).
  • The Path of Motivated Blame and the Complexities of Intent in 25 psychological inquiry 222 (2014).
  • Consent, Dignity, and the Failure of Scattershot Policing in The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America (Cambridge University Press 2013).

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Joint Appointments


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

Prior Appointments

  • Stanford Clinton Research Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Benjamin Mazur Summer Research Professor, Northwestern University School of Law

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