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Peter Reilly

Associate Professor of Law
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Courses: ADR Survey, Negotiations

Professor Peter Reilly joined the faculty in 2010. Prior to this, 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 the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 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.

Selected Publications

Peter R. Reilly, Ralph Lauren, Transactional Bribery, and Voluntary Disclosure Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: When is it Strategically Wise (or Not) to Self-Report FCPA Violations to the SEC?, 5 Harvard Business Law Review __ (2014)(forthcoming)

Peter R. Reilly, Negotiating Bribery: Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Bargaining Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 10 Hastings Business Law Journal __ (2014)(forthcoming)

Peter R. Reilly, Resistance is not Futile: Harnessing the Power of Counter-Offensive Tactics in Legal Persuasion, 64 Hastings Law Journal 1171 (2013).

Art Hinshaw, Peter Reilly & Andrea Kupfer Schneider, Attorneys and Negotiation Ethics: A Material Misunderstanding? 29 Negotiation Journal 265 (2013).

Peter R. Reilly, Mindfulness, Emotions, and Mental Models: Theory That Leads to More Effective Dispute Resolution, 10 Nevada Law Journal 433 (2010). [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

Peter R. Reilly, Was Machiavelli Right? Lying in Negotiation and the Art of Defensive Self-Help, 24 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 481 (2009) (excerpted in Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Lela Porter Love, Andrea Kupfer Schneider, & Jean R. Sternlight, Dispute Resolution : Beyond the Adversarial Model (Wolters Kluwer, 2011)). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw] 

Peter R. Reilly, 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 (Aspen, 2006)).

Selected Presentations

Georgetown University Center for Public and Non-profit Leadership:  Since 2005, I have taught a course in Negotiations twice each year (in mid-March and again in mid-June) in Washington, D.C. as a faculty member within the Center’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate program (ongoing).

Stetson School of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, presented a draft of my article, “Negotiating Bribery: Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Bargaining Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” October 4, 2013.

Law firm of Cowles & Thompson, Dallas, presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on Negotiation, May 28, 2013. 

Bank of America employees, Dallas, presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture on Negotiation, March 26, 2013. 

Association of American Law Schools Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference, The Ohio State University, presented a draft of my article, “Negotiating Bribery: Toward Increased Transparency, Consistency, and Fairness in Pre-Trial Bargaining Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” November 8-9, 2012.