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May 4, 2012

Professor Jennifer Reynolds to receive 2012 Orlando Hollis Teaching Award

The University of Oregon School of Law congratulates Assistant Professor Jennifer Reynolds, associate director for the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, who was chosen to receive the 2012 Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award. The Hollis Award is the law school’s highest teaching honor.

Jen Reynolds

Prof. Jen Reynolds delivers opening remarks at the 2012 Oregon Law Review Symposium

Professor Reynolds earned 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.

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

The Law School Personnel Committee selected Professor Reynolds for this year’s award based on the criteria of peer teaching reviews, student teaching evaluations, committee members’ knowledge of the nominee’s teaching, numbers of nominations and the substance of the nominations.

As one nominator enthused: “She is incredibly well organized, very thorough, and she actually managed to make Civ Pro [Civil Procedure] fun!”

Professor Reynolds will receive the Hollis Award during the law school’s commencement exercises

on Saturday, May 19.

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