Volunteering with the ADR Team
UC Hastings Alternative Dispute Resolution Team tryouts involve three weeks of “Negotiation Bootcamp” where students learn the basics of interest-based negotiation and practice their skills through a series of case simulations. Volunteer coaches observe and coach these practice simulations and provide feedback and advice to the students they observe.
The tryout process culminates with the In School Competition, where students compete in tournament-like conditions, vying for a spot on the team. We rely on volunteers to judge the two rounds of competition during the day.
The team’s continuing success is due in large part to the quality of coaching we are able to provide to our students from local advocates and practitioners. The students learn so much from the feedback and advice given from professionals. Many of our coaches and judges tell us how much they enjoy working with the students, and how their volunteer experience with the team has actually helped them in their own practice.