The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings College of the Law is committed to offering superior education and cutting-edge scholarship in dispute resolution to law students, attorneys, practitioners, and international visitors. In 2012, 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