Lynn P. Cohn

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Center on Negotiation and Mediation


Lynn P. Cohn is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Center on Negotiation and Mediation at Northwestern University Pritzker Law School. She has developed and taught courses in negotiation, mediation, mediation advocacy and problem solving. Professor Cohn received the student-voted Outstanding Professor of a Small Class Award in 2008 and the Dean’s Teaching Award in 2011-12 and 2012-13. She has been elected to the Leading Lawyers Network in the categories of ADR Commercial and ADR Employment, and to the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.

View Full Bio

Areas of Expertise

  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation


  • BA, University of Illinois
  • JD, Northwestern University

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy), Kellogg School of Management
  • Harry B. Reese Teaching Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Recent Consulting Activities

  • Special Master, appointed by Court to oversee resolution of class action race discrimination cases in the financial securities industry. Settlement funds ranged from 32.5 to 160 million dollars.
  • Claims Resolution Process Administrator, Class-action Suit Against Merrill LynchPreferred Neutral, Center for Public Resources

Back to Faculty