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Melissa Nelken - UC Hastings College of the Law. San Francisco, CA, US

Melissa Nelken Melissa Nelken

Emerita Honorable Raymond Sullivan Professor of Law | UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA, UNITED STATES

Contact: 415.565.4662 / nelkenm@uchastings.edu

Biography

Professor Nelken attended Brandeis University, B.A. (1965), Harvard University, M.A. (1967), and the University of Michigan, J.D. (1974). She cofounded and is Faculty Chair of the UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR). She is the author and coauthor of books and articles on negotiation, and has taught both trial advocacy and negotiation in continuing legal education programs around the country. A practicing psychoanalyst for over 20 years, she has also written on attorney sanctions and on the psychotherapist-patient privilege in federal court.

Professor Nelken lives in Berkeley with her husband, a UC Berkeley professor, and has three adult daughters.

Courses Taught: Negotiation, Mediation, and Law, Psychiatry & the Mental Health System

Areas of Expertise (3)

Civil Procedure Alternative Dispute Resolution Law & Psychiatry

Education (3)

Brandeis University: B.A. 1965

Harvard University,: M.A. 1967

University of Michigan: J.D. 1974

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