Sanford M. Jaffe

Faculty Fellow

and Co-Director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
B.A. Rutgers University L.L.B. Harvard University Law School


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 458

Phone: (848) 932-2892 or (848) 932-2487

Fax: (732) 932-2493



Research Interests

  • Decision-making in negotiations and collaborations
  • Barriers to effective negotiations
  • Impact of decision-making processes on nature of, and compliance with, outcomes
  • Theoretical (and practical) concerns having to do with intractable controversies, particularly those that emerge in public policy decision-making


Graduate Courses


Publications and Activities

  • Ellis Island: Facilitation of discussions regarding a Center for Heritage Preservation (sponsored by the Ellis Island Institute and the New Jersey Historic Trust), December 7, 2009
  • Women in Science Program, OASIS project, “Negotiations,” November 6 and December 4, 2009
  • “To End and Prevent Wars Between States: Negotiate, Don’t Litigate,” (with Linda Stamato), Alternatives, Vol. 27, No.8, September 2009
  • School of Communication, Rutgers SCILS Strategy Session, September 16, 2009
  • Bloustein School Undergraduate Intern Seminar, October 23, 2009
  • Women in Science Program, OASIS project, “Negotiations,” May 7, 2009
  • Georgian Court University, facilitated in the designing process of “Learning Commons,” October 7, 2008
  • Institute of Women Leadership, “Social Action Project Seminar,” October 6, 2008
  • “Show Me the Money: A Proposal for Distributing Unclaimed Settlement Funds,” (with Linda Stamato), Alternatives, Vol. 26, No.6, June 2008
  • New Jersey State League of Municipalities, “Negotiation and Collaborative Governance,” 2006, 2007
  • Rutgers Mini MBA Program, Negotiation Seminars, 2007-
  • “Report on riots was a catalyst for change,” The Star-Ledger, October 30, 2007
  • “When U.S. Attorneys Treated as Professionals,” The Star-Ledger, April 13, 2007 “
  • Why is Collaboration the Last Resort?” New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, April 2007



Sanford M. Jaffe is a Co-Director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors at Rutgers University and chair of its Budget and Finance Committee. As officer in charge of the Government and Law Program at the Ford Foundation, he directed its program in government reform, criminal justice, legal education and dispute resolution for a number of years. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is the author of several publications in the fields of dispute resolution, public interest law and legal education. Mr. Jaffe currently is a member of the graduate faculty at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the NJ Supreme Court Committee on Dispute Resolution.


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)