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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


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          Meet the Masters: CNDR Panel of Bay Area Experts

          Sample alt tag.Do the lawsuits resulting from the 2010 Pacific Gas & Electric explosion in San Bruno, CA or the breast implant defect cases ring a bell? Cue the special masters, who played an integral role in those cases and many other notable controversies...“The reputation and integrity of the special master is critical to the success of such cases. There’s a lot of efficiency that can be achieved through special mastering,” said Purcell. READ MORE


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          Bringing Court Mediation to Countries around the World

          Sample alt tag.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