About Us

Who We Are

Lynn P. Cohn, Center on Negotiation and Mediation Director

Over the past 20 years, Cohn has worked to grow the Center on Negotiation and Mediation in terms of innovative and cutting edge course offerings to give students a deep understanding of these processes. She believes that the "best lawyers are those who not only understand the law, but also understand people." She is a practicing mediator and brings students with her to sessions, providing them the chance to see problem-solving skills in action and to understand complex interpersonal dynamics. Cohn has trained lawyers, real estate professionals, management and union representatives, and many others in effective negotiation, mediation, conflict management, and arbitration. Cohn also provides restorative justice services in the Chicago community. She received the student-voted Outstanding Professor of a Small Class Award in 2008 and the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2010. She has been elected to the Leading Lawyers Network in the categories of ADR Commercial and ADR Employment. Her practice is national and international in scope and includes projects in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa. Cohn holds a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. 

Christine Agaiby, Clinical Fellow and Adjunct Professor
Kevin Agnew, Adjunct Professor
Todd Belcore, Adjunct Professor
Sara Buffett, Program Coordinator
Annalise Buth, Clinical Fellow
Alyson Carrel, Clinical Assistant Professor
Paul Chadha, Adjunct Professor
Daniel J. Gandert, Clinical Instructor
Stephen Goldberg, Professor of Law Emeritus
Janice Nadler, Professor of Law
Leonard L. Riskin, Harris H. Agnew Visiting Professor of Dispute Resolution
Edward D. Shapiro, Adjunct Professor
Susan L. Walker, Adjunct Professor
Lisa Zulanas, Adjunct Professor