Melissa
Nelken ’00

Emerita Honorable Raymond Sullivan Professor of Law

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 was the 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

Education

  1. Brandeis University 1965

    B.A.

  2. Harvard University, 1967

    M.A.

  3. University of Michigan 1974

    J.D.