The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings College of the Law celebrated 10 years of superior Alternative Dispute Resolution education with several events. The CNDR Directors' Reception and Exceptional Service Award celebrated the Center's accomplishments and honored Howard Herman for his exceptional service to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution and to CNDR. Peter Sims, bestselling author of "Little Bets: How Breathrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries" joined us for a breakfast lecture and discussion on innovation and dispute resolution education. And, Debra Gerardi, a healthcare conflict engagement specialist and improvisation coach, led us in "Conflict, Comedy and Cookies", an improvisation workshop designed to teach essential negotiation and conflict engagement skills. We were so pleased that so many of you could join us in the festivities and to help us look toward the future in dispute resolution education. Click here to view photos from the events.
CNDR is committed to offering superior education and cutting-edge scholarship in dispute resolution to law students, attorneys, practitioners, and international visitors. In 2013, US News and World Report ranked UC Hastings among the top ten law school dispute resolution programs in the country. We are proud that our accomplishments have been recognized and we look forward to building on our success.
Judges and lawyers from around the world come to CNDR to learn how to design and implement a state of the art court ADR system and to study ADR generally. CNDR professors break new ground in the study of implicit bias in mediation and the psychological dynamics of negotiation and lie detection. CNDR hosts conferences and workshops at which scholars and practitioners share research, case studies, and teaching techniques in the field.
Every year, 500 Hastings students - over a third of the total enrollment - take a dispute resolution course through CNDR. Students also master practical skills outside the classroom through CNDR's Mediation Clinic, its ADR Externship Program, and its award-winning Negotiation and Mediation Team.
In the heart of San Francisco, steps from both Federal and State courts, CNDR utilizes its central location to collaborate with local community organizations, commercial alternative dispute resolution providers, and government agencies. Leading ADR practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area add depth and breadth to our program as adjunct professors.
We invite you to learn more about CNDR and what we are doing.
Director, Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution