J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Allegheny College, magna cum laude
Nancy Welsh is a teacher and scholar of dispute resolution and procedural law. Her research and writing examine negotiation, court-connected and agency-connected mediation, and arbitration. She studies the procedural and substantive justice offered by these processes, their relationship with the courts, and their consistency with the promise of self-determination. In 2006, as a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Welsh conducted research regarding the Netherlands’ nationwide implementation of court-connected mediation and taught in the Private Law Department of Tilburg University. Prior to her academic career, Professor Welsh was the executive director of a nonprofit ADR organization serving Minnesota and advised the Minnesota Supreme Court regarding the institutionalization of ADR in the courts.
She is a member of the Council of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and sits on the editorial board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly. She is also a member of the Independent Standards Commission of the International Mediation Institute, Mediation Advisory Board of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
"Becoming Investor-State Mediation," 1 Penn St. J. L. & Int'l Aff. 86 (2012) (with Andrea Schneider).
"The Reputational Advantages of Demonstrating Trustworthiness: Using the Reputation Index with Law Students, 28 NEGOTIATION J. 117 (2012).
National Roundtable on Consumer and Employment Dispute Resolution: Consumer Arbitration Roundtable Summary Report (April 17, 2012) (with Tom Stipanowich, Lisa Blomgren Bingham and Larry Mills).
“Integrating ‘Alternative’ Dispute Resolution Procedures into Bankruptcy: As Simple (And Pure) as Motherhood and Apple Pie?” Nev. L. J. 101 (2011).
Musings on Mediation, Kleenex, and (Smudged) White Hats, 33 LAVERNE LAW REVIEW 5 (2011) (part of symposium issue on worldwide future of mediation).
Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards and Mediation Agreements: Tips for Sustaining Deference, 67 APR Disp. Rol. J. 48 (2012) (with Julia Rabich and Sarah Stoner).
“The Importance of Context in Comparing the Worldwide Institutionalization of Court-Connected Mediation and the Bi-Modal Pattern of Mediation in the United States and Canada,” in ADT in Business: Practice and Issues Across Countries and Cultures (with editor Arnold Ingen-Housz, 2011).
“Mandatory Mediation and Its Variations,” in Investor-State Disputes: Prevention and Alternatives to Arbitration II, Washington & Lee & UNCTAD Symposium Proceedings (with editor Susan Franck, 2010).
“Online Communication Technology and Relational Development,” in Rethinking Negotiation Teaching (with co-authors Anita Bhappu, Noam Ebner, & Sanda Kaufman and editors Christopher Honeyman, James Coben & Giuseppe De Palo, 2009).
“Mediation Confidentiality in the U.S.,” in Mediation en Vertrouwelijkheid (with editors Hester Montree & Alexander Oosterman, 2009).
Dispute Resolution and Lawyers (with Leonard Riskin, et all., 4th ed., 2009).