Lynn P. Cohn

Clinical Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center on Negotiation, Mediation, and Restorative Justice


Lynn P. Cohn is a Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center on Negotiation, Mediation, and Restorative Justice at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. 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.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Mediation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation


  • BA, University of Illinois
  • JD, Northwestern University

Prior Appointments

  • Director, Center on Negotiation and Mediation, Northwestern University School of Law
  • 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

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