Publications - Jean Sternlight



Jean R. Sternlight, Psychology for Lawyers: Understanding the Human Factors in Negotiation, Litigation and Decision Making (ABA Publications 2012) (2d ed. 2021) (with Jennifer K. Robbennolt).

Jean R. Sternlight, Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen Publishers, Inc. 2005) (2d ed. 2010) (with Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Lela Porter Love & Andrea Kupfer Schneider)

Jean R. Sternlight, Teacher's Manual and Simulation Materials to accompany Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (Aspen Publishers, Inc. 2d ed. 2010) (with Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Lela Porter Love & Andrea Kupfer Schneider).

Jean R. Sternlight, Mediation Theory and Practice (LexisNexis 2001) (2d ed. 2006) (with James J. Alfini, Sharon B. Press & Joseph B. Stulberg).

Jean R. Sternlight, Arbitration Law in America: A Critical Assessment (Cambridge Univ. Press 2006) (with Edward Brunet, Richard Speidel & Stephen Ware).


Book Contributions

Jean R. Sternlight, Panacea or Corporate Tool: The Aftermath, in Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Art Hinshaw et al. eds., 2021).

Jean R. Sternlight, The Psychology of Ethics in Negotiation, in Negotiation Essentials for Lawyers (Andrea Schneider & Chris Honeyman, eds., 2019).

Jean R. Sternlight & Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Drawing on Psychology to Negotiate Ethically, in The Negotiator's Desk Reference Vol. 1 (Chris Honeyman & Andrea Schneider eds., DRI Press 2017).

Jean R. Sternlight, Drafting a 'Bulletproof' Consumer Arbitration Agreement: Is It Possible?, in Arbitration of Consumer Services Disputes (Practising Law Inst. 1999).

Jean R. Sternlight, Major Ways of Challenging Arbitration Agreements in the Consumer Setting?, in Arbitration of Consumer Services Disputes (Practising Law Inst. 1999).

Jean R. Sternlight, Negligence and Intentional Torts, in Aids and the Law (David. W. Webber ed., Wiley Law Pub'n 3d ed. 1997).

Jean R. Sternlight, A Brief History of Family Law in Florida and the United States: Insights Regarding an Attempt to Simplify Divorce Procedures, in Office of the State Courts Administrator, Pro Se Study Group Workshop Highlights app. B, at 57 (Feb. 1996).



Jean R. Sternlight, In-Person or Via Technology?: Drawing on Psychology to Choose and Design Dispute Resolution Processes, 71 DePaul L. Rev. 537 (2022) (with Jennifer K. Robbennolt).

Jean R. Sternlight, Justice in a Brave New World?, 52 Conn. L. Rev. 213 (2020).

Jean R. Sternlight, Pouring a Little Psychological Cold Water on Online Dispute Resolution, J. Disp. Res., Winter 2020, at 1.

Jean R. Sternlight, Mandatory Arbitration Stymies Progress Towards Justice in Employment Law: Where To, #MeToo?, 54 Harv. Civ. Rts. - Civ. Lib. L. Rev. 155 (2019).

Jean R. Sternlight, "Arbitration Schmarbitration": Examining the Benefits and Frustrations of Defining the Process, 18 Nev. L. J. 371 (2018).

Jean R. Sternlight, Hurrah for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Consumer Arbitration as a Poster Child for Regulation, 48 St. Mary's L. J. 343 (2016).

Jean R. Sternlight, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Tenth Anniversary Honors Nelson Mandela, 16 Nev. L. J. 275 (2015).

Jean R. Sternlight, Making Peace With Your Enemy: Nelson Mandela and His Contributions to Conflict Resolution, 16 Nev. L. J. 281 (2015).

Jean R. Sternlight, Disarming Employees: How American Employers Are Using Mandatory Arbitration to Deprive Workers of Legal Protection, 80 Brook. L. Rev. 1309 (2015).

​Jean R. Sternlight & Jennifer Robbennolt, Psychology and Effective Lawyering: Insights for Legal Educators, 64 J. Legal Educ. 365 (2015).

Jean R. Sternlight, Psychology and Lawyering: Coalescing the Field, 15 Nev. L.J. 431 (2015).

Jean R. Sternlight & Jennifer Robbennolt, Behavioral Legal Ethics, 45 Ariz. St. L.J. 1107 (2013).

Jean R. Sternlight, Tsunami: AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion Impedes Access to Justice, 90 Or. L. Rev. 703 (2012).

Jean R. Sternlight, Mandatory Binding Arbitration Clauses Prevent Customers from Presenting Procedurally Difficult Claims, 42 Sw. L. Rev. 87 (2012).

Jean R. Sternlight, Introduction: Brewing Lemonade: Conflict Resolution and the Economic Crisis, 11 Nev. L.J. 303 (2011).

Jean R. Sternlight, The Potential Contribution of ADR to an Integrated Curriculum: Preparing Law Students for Real World Lawyering, 25 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 247 (2010) (with John Lande).

Jean R. Sternlight, Lawyerless Dispute Resolution: Rethinking a Paradigm, 37 Fordham Urb. L.J. 381 (2010).

Jean R. Sternlight & Jennifer Robbennolt, Good Lawyers Should Be Good Psychologists: Insights for Interviewing and Counseling Clients, 23 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 437 (2008).

Jean R. Sternlight, Introduction: Collaboration Good or Bad: How is it Working on the Colorado River?, 8 Nev. L.J. 803 (2008).

Jean R. Sternlight, In Defense of Mandatory Arbitration (If Imposed on the Company), 8 Nev. L.J. 82 (2007).

Jean R. Sternlight, Introduction: Dreaming About Arbitration Reform, 8 Nev. L.J. 1 (2007).

Jean R. Sternlight, Placing the Reality of Employment Discrimination Cases in a Comparative Context, 11 Emp. Rts. & Emp. Pol'y J. 204 (2007).

Jean R. Sternlight, Is Alternative Dispute Resolution Consistent with Rule of Law? Lessons from Abroad, 56 DePaul L. Rev. 569 (2007).

Jean R. Sternlight, Creeping Mandatory Arbitration: Is It Just?, 57 Stan. L. Rev. 1631 (2005).

Jean R. Sternlight, Separate and Not Equal: Integrating Civil Procedure and ADR in Legal Academia, 80 Notre Dame L. Rev. 681 (2005).

Jean R. Sternlight & Judith Resnik, Foreword, Competing and Complementary Rule Systems: Civil Procedure and ADR, 80 Notre Dame L. Rev. 481 (2005).

Jean R. Sternlight & Elizabeth J. Jensen, Using Arbitration to Eliminate Consumer Class Actions: Efficient Business Practice or Unconscionable Abuse?, 67 Law & Contemp. Probs. 75 (2004).

Jean R. Sternlight, In Search of the Best Procedure for Enforcing Employment Discrimination Laws: A Comparative Analysis, 78 Tul. L. Rev. 1401 (2004).

Jean R. Sternlight, The Rise and Spread of Mandatory Arbitration as a Substitute for the Jury Trial, 38 U.S.F. L. Rev. 17 (2003).

Jean R. Sternlight, ADR Is Here: Preliminary Reflections on Where It Fits in a System of Justice, 3 Nev. L.J. 289 (2003).

Jean R. Sternlight, Is the U.S. Out on a Limb? Comparing the U.S. Approach to Mandatory Consumer and Employment Arbitration to that of the Rest of the World, 56 U. Miami L. Rev. 831 (2002).

Jean R. Sternlight, Mandatory Binding Arbitration and the Demise of the Seventh Amendment Right to a Jury Trial, 16 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 669 (2001).

Jean R. Sternlight, As Mandatory Binding Arbitration Meets the Class Action, Will the Class Action Survive?, 42 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1 (2000).

Jean R. Sternlight, Is Binding Arbitration a Form of ADR?: An Argument That the Term "ADR" Has Begun to Outlive Its Usefulness, 2000 J. Disp. Resol. 97.

Jean R. Sternlight, Lawyers' Representation of Clients in Mediation: Using Economics and Psychology to Structure Advocacy in a Non-Adversarial Setting, 14 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 269 (1999).

Jean R. Sternlight, Compelling Arbitration of Claims Under the Civil Rights Act of 1866: What Congress Could Not Have Intended, 47 U. Kan. L. Rev. 273 (1999).

Jean R. Sternlight, Forum Shopping for Arbitration Decisions: Federal Courts' Use of Antisuit Injunctions Against State Courts, 147 U. Pa. L. Rev. 91 (1998).

Jean R. Sternlight, Rethinking the Constitutionality of the Supreme Court's Preference for Binding Arbitration: A Fresh Assessment of Jury Trial, Separation of Powers, and Due Process Concerns, 72 Tul. L. Rev. 1 (1997).

Jean R. Sternlight, Panacea or Corporate Tool?: Debunking the Supreme Court's Preference for Binding Arbitration, 74 Wash. U. L. Q. 637 (1996).

Jean R. Sternlight, Symbiotic Legal Theory and Legal Practice: Advocating a Common Sense Jurisprudence of Law and Practical Applications, 50 U. Miami L. Rev. 707 (1996).

Jean R. Sternlight, Mandatory Non-Anonymous Testing of Newborns for HIV: Should it Ever be Allowed?, 27 J. Marshall L. Rev. 373 (1994).

Jean R. Sternlight, The Supreme Court's Denial of Reasonable Attorney's Fees to Prevailing Civil Rights Plaintiffs, 17 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 535 (1989).


Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

Jean R. Sternlight, Carrie Menkel-Meadow: Leading Us toward Justice and Peace, 10 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 75 (2022).

Jean R. Sternlight et al., A Tribute to Dean James J. Alfini: Former Dean and Professor of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, 24 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 409 (2004).

Jean R. Sternlight, Book Review, Cases and Materials on Commercial Arbitration, 12 Mealey's Int'l Arb. Rep. 25 (1997).


Practice Oriented Publications

Jean R. Sternlight, Live Free or Regulate: Considering A, B and Their Dispute Resolution Clause regarding Blackacre, Disp. Resol. Mag., Spring 2013, at 4.

Jean R. Sternlight, Fixing the Mandatory Arbitration Problem: We Need the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009,
Disp. Resol. Mag., Fall 2009, at 5.

Jean R. Sternlight, Dispute Resolution and the Quest for Justice, Disp. Resol. Mag., Spring and Summer 2008, at 12, reprinted in Experience, 2009, at 14.

Jean R. Sternlight, Boyd School of Law Establishes Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, Nev. Law., Apr. 2004, at 32.

Jean R. Sternlight, Should an Arbitration Provision Trump the Class Action? No: Permitting Companies to Skirt Class Actions Through Mandatory Arbitration Would be Dangerous and Unwise, Disp. Resol. Mag., Spring 2002, at 13.

Jean R. Sternlight, What's a Lawyer to Do in Mediation?, 18 Alternatives, July/Aug. 2000, at 1.

Jean R. Sternlight, Protecting Franchisees from Abusive Arbitration Clauses, Franchise L.J., Fall 2000, at 45.

Jean R. Sternlight, Fighting Arbitration Clauses in Franchisor Contracts, Trial, Oct. 2000, at 65.

Jean R. Sternlight, The Lawyer's Role in a Mediation: Drawing Lessons from Social Science, 2 J. Alternative Disp. Resol. Emp. 8 (2000).

Jean R. Sternlight, Major Ways of Challenging Arbitration 'Agreements' in the Non-Unionized Employment Setting (pt. 1), 10 World Arb. & Mediation Rep. 249 (1999).

Jean R. Sternlight, Major Ways of Challenging Arbitration 'Agreements' in the Non-Unionized Employment Setting (pt. 2), 10 World Arb. & Mediation Rep. 275 (1999).

Jean R. Sternlight, Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration: Steps Need to Be Taken to Prevent Unfairness to Employees and Consumers, Disp. Resol. Mag., Fall 1998, at 5.

Jean R. Sternlight, Gateway Widens Doorway to Imposing Unfair Binding Arbitration on Consumers, Fla. B. J., Nov. 1997, at 8.

Jean R. Sternlight, Recent Decision Opens Wider Gateway to Unfair Binding Arbitration, 8 World Arb. & Mediation Rep. 129 (1997).


Jean R. Sternlight on the Scholarly Commons