Professor Nelken attended Brandeis University, B.A. (1965), Harvard University, M.A. (1967), and the University of Michigan, J.D. (1974). She cofounded and was the Faculty Chair of the UC Law SF 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
University of Michigan
Negotiating Classroom Process: Lessons from Adult Learning
Negotiation Journal 2009
Negotiation and Psychoanalysis: If I'd Wanted to Learn About Feelings, I Wouldn't Have Gone to Law School
Journal of Legal Education 1996