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          Sheila Purcell

          Welcome to UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution! CNDR offers superior education and cutting-edge scholarship in dispute resolution to law students, attorneys, practitioners and international visitors. In the heart of San Francisco, steps away from Federal and State Courts, CNDR collaborates on projects and events with non-profits, commercial ADR providers and government agencies. Over a third of the student body takes an elective course through CNDR each year. We are shaping the future of dispute resolution and we invite you to join us.                      

          - Sheila Purcell, CNDR Director and UC Hastings class of '86


          Recent News

          Thursday, August 13, 2015
          Bringing Court Mediation to Countries around the World

          The 4th annual International Court Mediation Institute recently welcomed representatives from 11 countries who gathered to learn about designing court mediation programs from August 10 - 14, 2015.

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          Participants left to right: Maciej Taniski from Poland, Jiang Liping from China, Harrison Mutabazi from Rwanda, Mahmoud Mourad from Egypt.

          The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution’s (CNDR) one-of-a-kind Institute hosted judges, mediators and court administrators from Austria, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Rwanda, and Vietnam during a weeklong intensive academic program that equips attendees with the knowledge and tools to envision, design and implement court mediation programs in their home countries.  READ MORE