Associate Professor of Law
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Courses: ADR Survey, Negotiations
Professor Peter Reilly joined the faculty at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in July, 2010. Prior to Wesleyan, Professor Reilly was on the faculty of UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law in Las Vegas, Nevada and Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. Prior to that, Professor Reilly spent three years as adjunct law professor and Hewlett Fellow in Conflict Resolution and Legal Problem-Solving at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Before entering academia, Professor Reilly was attorney-advisor within the Office of General Counsel at the United States Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. The Commission, which is an independent, bipartisan fact-finding agency of the executive branch, conducted civil rights investigations in areas such as voting rights, university integration and police misconduct.
Professor Reilly's scholarship focuses generally in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, with a strong interest in ethics, emotional intelligence and theories of influence and persuasion within the context of mediation and negotiation.
Professor Reilly earned an LL.M. degree in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude
and Phi Beta Kappa. Reilly clerked for the State Appeals Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Select Publications and Presentations
Spring 2010 Symposium “Mindfulness, Emotions, and Mental Models: Theory That Leads to More Effective Dispute Resolution,” 10 Nevada Law Journal
433 (2010). [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]
"Was Machiavelli Right? Lying in Negotiation and the Art of Defensive Self-Help," 24 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
481 (2009). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]
"Teaching Law Students How to Feel: Using Negotiations Training to Increase Emotional Intelligence," 21 Negotiation Journal
301 (2005) (excerpted in Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Andrea Kupfer Schneider, & Lela Porter Love, Negotiation: Processes for Problem Solving
11th Annual Spring Conference, ABA Dispute Resolution Section, “The Pivotal Role of Conflict In Influence and Persuasion,” New York City, April 16, 2009.
20th Annual Conference of the Southern California Mediation Association, “Training Negotiators to Use Emotional Intelligence,” Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, November 8, 2008.
Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference, presentation of “Was Machiavelli Right? Lying in Negotiation and the Art of Defensive Self-Help,” Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, October 24, 2008.