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

  • Law, Moral Attitudes, and Behavioral Change in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND THE LAW (Oxford University Press forthcoming) (with Kenworthey Bilz).
  • Consent, Dignity, and the Failure of Scattershot Policing in The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America (Cambridge University Press 2013).
  • Blaming as a Social Process: The Influence of Character and Moral Emotion on Blame in 75 law and contemporary problems 1-31 (2012).
  • Moral Character, Motive, and the Psychology of Blame in 97 cornell law review 255 (2012) (with Mary-Hunter McDonnell).
  • The Language of Consent in Police Encounters in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF LANGUAGE AND LAW 326-339 (Oxford University Press 2012) (with J.D. Trout).

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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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