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 Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit. 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.

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

Nov 16

CNDR MAPO Fall 2019

A half-day negotiation simulation for Hastings' Negotiation students. A multi-team, multi-issue collective bargaining negotiation between police union representatives and municipal representatives over police salaries, benefits,…

Our Faculty and Staff

Mattie Robertson

Deputy Director of CNDR
View Profile

Darshan Brach

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

John Dean

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

John Ford

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Jonathan Gross

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Jan Gruen ’87

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Shirish Gupta

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Sally Harpole

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Howard Herman

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Carol Izumi

Clinical Professor of Law
View Profile

Peeyush Jain

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Mallika Kaur

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Elizabeth Link

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Melissa Nelken

Emerita Honorable Raymond Sullivan Professor of Law
View Profile

Jessica Notini

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

James Schurz

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Gail Silverstein

Clinical Professor of Law
View Profile

Joe Sorenson

Adjunct Professor of Law
View Profile

Clint Waasted

Director of the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Team
View Profile

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