Center for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Shaping the future of dispute resolution.

About Us

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) offers superior education and cutting-edge scholarship in dispute resolution to law students, attorneys, judges, 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.

CNDR has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Top Ten ADR programs in the country, and was the winner of the 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Education Award by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 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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What We Do

CNDR offers a wide range of courses and experiential learning opportunities for UC Hastings students, as well as training for practitioners.

In addition, CNDR has partnered with local courts and other professional ADR organizations to give students opportunities to learn and practice their dispute resolution skills in the real world.

CNDR also participates in many innovative conferences and events that keep our program on the forefront of the dispute resolution community.

Click the links for more information on each of our programs and offerings.

Upcoming Events

Feb 05

2019 Rutter Award Ceremony for Professor Carol Izumi

The Rutter Endowment provides UC Hastings an annual award of $10,000 for our outstanding professor.  According to the terms of the gift, the outstanding professor…

Alumni Reception Center
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 22

Northern California ADR Faculty Conference – Invite Only

This event is invite-only. The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) is proud to once again host The Northern California Faculty ADR Conference, with…

200 McAllister Street
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 20

Practitioner Mediation Training Series: How to Assume the Neutral’s Role

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law presents its Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series: This 4-hour session is a styles…

200 McAllister Street
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jun 03

Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) presents its annual 40-hour comprehensive mediation certification training. This course provides a unique blend of mediation theory,…

200 McAllister Street

Our Faculty and Staff

Mattie Robertson

Deputy Director of CNDR
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Darshan Brach

Adjunct Professor of Law
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John Dean

Adjunct Professor of Law
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John Ford

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Jonathan Gross

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Jan Gruen ’87

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Shirish Gupta

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Sally Harpole

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Howard Herman

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Carol Izumi

Clinical Professor of Law
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Peeyush Jain

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Mallika Kaur

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Elizabeth Link

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Melissa Nelken

Emerita Honorable Raymond Sullivan Professor of Law
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Jessica Notini

Adjunct Professor of Law
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James Schurz

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Gail Silverstein

Clinical Professor of Law
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Joe Sorenson

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Craig Tighe

Adjunct Professor of Law
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Clint Waasted

Director of the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Team
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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