Professor Reynolds teaches civil procedure, conflict of laws, negotiation, and mediation. Her research interests include dispute systems design, problem-solving in multiparty scenarios, plea bargaining and specialty courts, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes. View published and in-progress works by Professor Reynolds here.
Professor Reynolds has received the University of Oregon's Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching and the law school's Orlando J. Hollis Teaching Award. She is the Faculty Director of the nationally ranked Oregon ADR Center, which in June 2016 received the Ninth Circuit Award for Excellence in ADR Education. She has served as the national chair of the ADR Section of the Association of American Law Schools and is an active blogger for the ADR professor blog, indisputably. In 2016, Reynolds served as the interim ombudsperson at the University of Oregon. Currently she is the co-chair for the Legal Education Policy Committee for the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution. During academic year 2017-18, she was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, teaching civil procedure; narrative mediation; criminal-side ADR; and a reading group on critiques of alternative processes.
Professor Reynolds received her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, her master's degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin, and her 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.