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
Expertise: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law & Psychiatry and Civil Procedure
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