CNDR Celebrates Release of New Dispute System Design Text

13 years in the making, this new textbook shows how designing dispute systems can frame conflict - and help resolve it

On July 8, 2020, UC Hastings’ Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) hosted an online book party to celebrate the release of Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict by Lisa Blomgren, Janet K. Martinez, and Stephanie E. Smith. Participants from around the country joined in to celebrate!

A labor of love and expertise, published by Stanford University Press, this new textbook draws from its authors decades of experience to show how dispute systems can be designed to effect change within all types of organizations and across issues, through both theory and practice.

Co-hosts Sheila Purcell (Director and Clinical Professor of Law, CNDR) and Grande Lum (Provost, Menlo College) led a discussion for the authors to share how the book came together, and how it can support those working in dispute resolution systems to improve their processes. Participants also engaged with the authors in smaller breakout sessions for some lively fun. It was a great time and congrats to the authors!

Janet Martinez
Stephanie Smith
Lisa Blomgren Amsler

CNDR hopes to see you at our next event!