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Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

Fordham Law Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley

Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-636-6849
Email: [email protected]
Office: Room 8-109
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Faculty Assistant: Joseph Nolfo
Email: [email protected]

Research and Teaching Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution; Catholic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution; International Dispute Resolution; Mediation


Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley directs the ADR & Conflict Resolution Program and the Mediation Clinic at Fordham Law School where she teaches courses in ADR, International and Comparative Perspectives in Mediation, Catholic Perspectives in Conflict Resolution, International and Interethnic Conflict Resolution, and Mediation Theory and Practice.

Her scholarship examining matters related to informed consent in mediation has long constituted required reading for any law student.  Her book, ADR in a Nutshell, now in its 4th edition, has educated several generations of practitioners regarding the fundamentals norms and challenges in ADR processes.  Her international work, notably in Northern Ireland, and Ghana has encouraged mediation practitioners and dispute systems design specialists to broaden their perspectives regarding the multiple, valued ways in which persons can use the mediation process to enhance human understanding and dignity.

Professor Nolan-Haley is a member of the Ethics Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the AAA-ICDR Council.  She chairs the Education Committee of the New York Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section and is the former Chair of the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She has taught dispute resolution courses at the University of Lorraine, France, McGill University, Boston University Law School, and University of Navarra School of Law, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Program on Negotiation.

Throughout her professional career, Professor Nolan-Haley has focused her research on issues related to informed consent, access to justice, ethics and comparative perspectives in ADR.  She has been recognized by multiple organizations for her contributions, including the Fordham Urban Law Journal’s Louis J. Lefkowitz Award given for “outstanding contributions to the law as it affects urban communities” and the 2013 CPR International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Prevention’s award for “Outstanding Original Professional Article” for her article, Mediation: The “New Arbitration,” (17 Harvard Negotiation Law Review 61 (2012).)   

Professor Nolan-Haley’s recent publications include: Designing Systems for Achieving Justice after a Peace Agreement: The Case of Northern Ireland (2017); Does ADR’s Access to Justice Come at the Expense of Meaningful Consent? 33 Ohio St. J. Dispute Res. 373 (2018); Mediation, Self-Represented Parties and Access to Justice: Getting There from Here, 87 Fordham L. Rev. Online 1 (2019); Access to Justice and ADR: Comparative Perspectives, Missouri J Disp. Res. (2020).


  • Emmanuel College, AB, 1971
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD,cum laude, 1975
  • New York University, LLM, Trade Regulation, 1981