Jen Reynolds

Jen Reynolds

Jen Reynolds is an expert in the area of dispute resolution. Professor Reynolds received her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, a master's degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago. While at Harvard, Professor Reynolds served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review; as a research assistant for Professor Arthur Miller on his treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure; and as a teaching assistant, researcher, and Harvard Negotiation Research Project Fellow for the Program on Negotiation.

Before law school, Professor Reynolds worked for seven years as a systems analyst and associate director for information technology at UT Austin. After law school, Reynolds was an associate at the Atlanta office of Dow Lohnes PLLC, working primarily on First Amendment and employment cases. She joined the faculty at the University of Missouri School of Law as a Visiting Associate Professor in 2008 before joining the Oregon faculty the following year.

Professor Reynolds teaches civil procedure and negotiation. Her research interests include organizational dispute systems design, problem-solving in multiparty scenarios, judicial decisionmaking within the context and constraints of rules of procedure, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes.


Articles and Video:

A Conversation About Whiteness and Mediation (07/30/21)
FOI Alyson Carrel (Northwestern) and LCSW Jasmine Atwell (Loyola ‘JD22) recently discussed Sharon Press and Ellen Deason’s new article, “Mediation: Embedded Assumptions of Whiteness?.”

“A Community for All” (06/01/21)
You may have seen this recent New York Times story about the failure of Marathon County, Wisconsin, to declare itself “A Community for All.”

Mandatory Minimums and Plea Bargaining (10/11/19)
Is one of the problems with mandatory minimums is that they make police misconduct more difficult to manage?

Backhanded Compliments (04/20/18)
Those of us who teach negotiation often focus on building rapport and being attentive to relational dynamics.

Where are we Going? (06/16/17)
This article gives an excerpt from Tom Stipanowich's reflections on the mediation field.

Hedeen on The Future of Conflict Theory (11/04/16)
It is daunting, however, our role to hazard predictions about the next thirty years of conflict theory.

Green on Race and ADR (04/29/16)
Michael Z. Green (Texas A&M) recently spoke on “Civility and Mediation as Workplace Responses to Conscious Disregard of Racially-Biased Behaviors.” Like this title, Michael’s talk was provocative, stuffed with information, and at once idealistic and critical.

Tales From Middle School (05/16/14)
Each day in English my daughter's class has homework, a quiz, or a test in class. After finishing, they put away their pencils, take out red pens, and grade their own work themselves as the teacher calls out the answers. This time of self-analysis and self-regulation has brought up complex questions.

The Virtue of Proximity? (06/07/13)
During the three-week period, Congress would be in session from nine-to five, Monday through Friday. Ornstein would have the government provide….at-cost rental apartments in two newly constructed buildings near the Capitol…Members living closer together might not find common legislative ground, but they would be more likely to better understand their disagreements and moderate the mistrust that blocks consideration of compromise.

On Contribution and Blame (06/11/12)
“Don’t put yourself in a bad situation.” This phrase was one of my dad’s favorite pieces of advice for me growing up (and still is to this day). What he meant was: “Don’t go to that party with underage drinking,” or “Don’t be alone with that boy in his dorm room,” or “Don’t go for midnight walks outside by yourself.”