Janice Nadler

Professor of Law
Northwestern University School of Law


Janice Nadler is a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, and Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

She received a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of law and psychology, and her research focuses on social norms, compliance with the law, perceptions of injustice, negotiation, and dispute resolution. She has conducted empirical studies on how victim impact information influences judgments about criminal responsibility, how law influences behavior apart from sanctions it imposes, and how communication medium affects the process and outcomes of negotiations. Other projects have examined the psychology of coercion in the context of the Fourth Amendment, the effect of social norms on file sharing, and an examination of attitudes about eminent domain law and practice. Current projects include the influence of moral character on judgments of blame and public opinion about health and environmental risks posed by the contemporary food system.

Brooks Institute Affiliations

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