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Nancy C. Kraybill

Director of Academic Skills

Professor of Law

Professor Nancy Kraybill


Office: School of Law, Room 353
Phone: 215.571.4803

Administrative Support:
Tyra Mwai
Phone: 215.571.4715


Professor Nancy C. Kraybill is an expert in mediation and arbitration. She directs the law school's Academic Skills program, which includes weekly workshops on skills development and oversight of the Dean's Scholars program. She also serves as faculty adviser to the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, which participates in competitions involving negotiation, mediation and client counseling. 

Previously, Professor Kraybill served as a clinical supervisor and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught in the live-client Mediation and Civil Practice Clinics. She also helped to launch LaSalle University’s Graduate Certificate Program in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, where she continues to work as an adjunct professor.

Professor Kraybill has extensive experience in mediation and arbitration, both as a contract mediator with the Philadelphia District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as an arbitrator with the Arbitration Center in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. She has served as a volunteer mediator with the Family Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia and with the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Project Peace in the Philadelphia School District. In 2001, Professor Kraybill received the Chancellor’s Award from the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Volunteers for the Indigent Program, in recognition of her pro bono legal work.

After clerking for Judge David V. Kenyon of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, she became a litigation associate with the Los Angeles firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She later handled business litigation as an associate and partner with Caldwell & Leslie in Los Angeles before relocating to the East Coast and clerking for Judge John R. Padova, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Professor Kraybill earned her JD from the UCLA School of Law, where she was named distinguished advocate in the Moot Court Honors Program and chosen as student commencement speaker. She was also selected by the dean of students to help pilot a peer-tutoring program for academically at-risk law students, elected to the Law Women’s Union Steering Committee and appointed as a teaching assistant by the UCLA Communications Department.


JD, University of California-Los Angeles School of Law
MA, University of Delaware
AB, Princeton University


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]


  • Foundations of Legal Analysis
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Advanced Legal Analysis and Bar Skills (ALABS)

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