The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) emphasizes experiential learning, including clinical education, which helps students develop professional skills that will be important in their daily work as lawyers and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professionals. CNDR also has a long history of international impact, with State Department affiliated international delegations, foreign diplomats, and scholars visiting regularly.
CNDR’s popular Mediation Clinic is taught by Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Gail Silverstein, and Professor Betsy Candler. In late September, Professors Silverstein and Candler travelled to Prishtina, Kosovo as part of a State Department funded UC Law SF grant to support law professors in Prishtina with curricular reform efforts. The legal education reforms look to institute clinical education with a focus on engaged learning and development of critical thinking skills. While there, the professors also engaged in discussions about the status of ADR in the legal system and legal education. The grant will include future opportunities for other Hastings professors to participate in an exchange with Kosovar professors.
CNDR is pleased that two of our talented professors were able to share their expertise with a growing teaching program, and support future professionals!