William Trickett Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law
Professor Welsh is a leading scholar and teacher of dispute resolution and procedural law. Her research and writing examine negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. She studies the justice and self-determination offered by these processes, their potential to resolve non-legal as well as legal issues, and the appropriate relationships among these processes and the courts. Professor Welsh's work has appeared in numerous law reviews, bar journals and books, and she is co-author of a legal textbook. In 2006, as a Fulbright Scholar, she conducted research regarding the Netherlands' nationwide implementation of court-connected mediation and taught in Tilburg University's Private Law Department.
Previously, Professor Welsh was the executive director of a nonprofit dispute resolution organization and advised the Minnesota Supreme Court regarding the institutionalization of ADR. When she was in private practice, she litigated federal and state claims of defamation, violation of securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty and contract, corporate mismanagement, and employment termination. Currently, she mediates federal matters, serves on the Council of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and co-chairs the Editorial Board of the Section's Dispute Resolution Magazine. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Conflict Resolution Quarterly. In 2010, Professor Welsh received the Law School's Excellence in Teaching Award.
- J.D., Harvard
- B.A., Allegheny College, magna cum laude