Each spring, US News & World Report (USNWR) publishes its annual rankings of law schools. This year, UC Hastings’ Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) ranked 8th in Dispute Resolution Programs!
CNDR is one of the largest ADR programs in the country, and has been consistently ranked in the top fifteen since its inception in 2003. This year’s ranking jumped five spots from last year, a testament to the Center’s hard work during this difficult year.
Over one-third of UC Hastings students each year take an ADR course through the Center, and there are 17 different ADR course offerings, including the Mediation Clinic, ADR Externship Program, ADR Team, and a Concentration in Litigation and ADR .
This past year, our staff and professors were able to successfully pivot to virtual learning, and find ways to continue to create interactive content in the academic environment. With small classes and a focus on experiential learning, CNDR provides invaluable skills to tomorrow’s lawyers and ADR professionals.
This past year’s many extra-curricular and public events went virtual as well, which allowed us to welcome more participants from across the country and internationally. CNDR’s programming included:
- Monthly Creative Commons Artistic Workshops for Students
- New Frontiers in ADR Speaker Series
- Annual Northern California ADR Faculty Conference: Virtual Learning & Inclusion
- Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Team Ranked #1
- How to Disagree Online Workshop
- Court ADR Training for International JAMS Fellows
- Advanced Practitioner Mediation Training Certificate Series Kicked Off
- Stress and Mindfulness Workshop
- Leadership Lab Certificate for Students
- Healthy Conflict Resolution Certificate for Student Leaders
- Eviction Defense Collaborative Negotiation Training for Shelter Advocates