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James D. Yellen
Adjunct Professor

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 1989-1995; 1996-present
  • First-Year Legal Writing, New York Law School, 1986-1989


  • President, Yellen Mediation Services, 2006-present
  • Executive Director, Morgan Stanley, 1995-2006
  • Counsel, Brown & Wood, 1985-1995


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. 1983
  • University of Nancy, License 1979
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, M.Ed. 1978
  • St. Lawrence University, B.A. 1977


  • Plain English in Securities Arbitration Pleadings (PLI, 2005)
  • Article, Plain English In Securities Arbitration Pleadings (P.L.I. Securities Arbitration Coursebook, 2005)
  • Book Review, Insider Trading: The Laws of Europe, The United States and Japan, 17 Fordham Int’l L. Journal 1211 (1994)
  • Lead Article, Oil Pollution; The 1984 London Protocols and the Amoco Cadiz, 15 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 467 (1984)
  • Note, Forum Non Conveniens: Standards for the Dismissal of Actions from United State Federal Courts to Foreign Tribunals, 5 Fordham Int’l L. Journal 533 (1982)


  • Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association Securities Law Committee
  • Board of Editors, Securities Arbitration Commentator