Center for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Shaping the future of dispute resolution.

Upcoming Events

Aug 27

International Court ADR Institute

This program, open to non-U.S. judges, attorneys and court administrators, will prepare participants to design and implement court ADR programs in their respective countries.

200 McAllister Street

About Us

The 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.

In its short history, CNDR has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Top Fifteen ADR programs in the country. Lawyers from all over the world come to UC Hastings to study ADR, citing the wide selection of dispute resolution courses and its international reputation among practitioners.

To request information, please email CNDR@uchastings.edu or call 415.581.8941. Browse our newsletter, Communique, to learn more about the great work of CNDR.

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About Us

The 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.

In its short history, CNDR has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Top Fifteen ADR programs in the country. Lawyers from all over the world come to UC Hastings to study ADR, citing the wide selection of dispute resolution courses and its international reputation among practitioners.

To request information, please email CNDR@uchastings.edu or call 415.581.8941. Browse our newsletter, Communique, to learn more about the great work of CNDR.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  1. Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution Concentration Each year, over 500 UC Hastings students take one or more dispute resolution courses, including 20 sections of negotiation, and numerous advanced courses. J.D. students may obtain a Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution concentration.
  2. Negotiation and Mediation Team UC Hastings Negotiation and Mediation Teams travel domestically and internationally to compete in negotiation and mediation competitions. UC Hastings has earned the superlative reputation as the team to beat at the dispute resolution competitions it enters.
  3. Required and Elective Courses (LL.M.) We work with the Office of International & Graduate Programs to provide the Dispute Resolution and Legal Process LL.M. Specialization for foreign students. By specializing in Dispute Resolution, LL.M. students can take advantage of the many courses and other learning opportunities that CNDR offers.
  4. Lawyers, Judges and Other Professionals CNDR offers comprehensive mediation and ADR training programs for practitioners, and also is always looking for local advocates and practitioners to coach the law student mediation team.

Lead Faculty

John Dean

Adjunct Professor
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Carol Izumi

Clinical Professor of Law
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Melissa Nelken ’00

Emerita Honorable Raymond Sullivan Professor of Law
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Gail Silverstein

Clinical Professor of Law
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Clint Waasted

Negotiation Team Program Director and Lecturer in Law
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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