CNDR Events and Conferences

As a leading center in the dispute resolution field, CNDR hosts a variety of professional and academic events and conferences annually.

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) hosts a variety of conferences, symposia, workshops, and events open to students, academics, and the public; our staff and faculty also attend a variety of conferences locally and around the globe. Learn more about our international work here.

CNDR provides public training to practitioners and judges, more information here. Find the UC Hastings Master Calendar of events here.

CNDR Events

A sampling of our many events and conferences.

  • Northern California ADR Faculty Conference
  • International Court ADR Institute
  • ADR Around the World Annual Conference
  • American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Spring Conference
  • Global Pound Conference
  • eDiscovery Symposium
  • Online Dispute Resolution and Hackathon
  • ABA Asia Pacific Mediation Summit
  • Resolving Disputes with Companies in Asia
  • Rwanda Mediation Fundraiser
  • Meet the Masters: Special Panel Discussion
  • Negotiation Salon
  • Lie to Me (Lie Detection) Conference
  • Integrated Lawyer Conference
  • New Frontiers in ADR Speaker Series
  • Four Under Forty Career Panel
  • Structured Negotiation Book Party

Contact Us About Events and Conferences

Upcoming CNDR Events

Jan 27

Creative Commons: Non-Linear Art for Brainstorming (For Students Only)

Brainstorming is an important skill set for exploring options and solutions, and key to creating a successful legal career. Developing the ability use new information to see things from new perspectives is integral to the law. In this fun and engaging workshop, we will use non-linear drawing and explore current neuroscience research on activating language and memory development. No artistic experience required, just bring something to draw on and with! Students, faculty, and staff only. Not open to the public.

Virtual Event
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Jan 29

Healthy Conflict Resolution: A Certificate Training for Student Leaders (for students only)

CNDR presents an interactive two-part workshop that tackles the ways we communicate with each other, and how we can more effectively engage in difficult conversations for mutual benefit. The shift to online learning has impacted how we communicate with each other. Much is lost when we are not face to face, and misunderstandings can happen easily. Law school is an opportunity to practice bringing differing viewpoints together, instead of diverging. We will discuss tools and practice techniques you can use to improve your interactions and deepen understanding.

Virtual Event
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 10

Advanced Mediation Training Series: Handling Emotions Productively

From CNDR: Human emotions are vital in mediation: They let us know what matters, they help us connect with others, and they propel us to action. At the same time, people in conflict often experience intense negative emotions that can derail a mediation. This session will provide a basis for understanding the neurobiology of emotion, as well as provide tools for enhancing the positive emotions – and managing the negative emotions – of participants, attorneys, and mediators themselves.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Feb 17

How to Disagree Online Workshop

From CNDR: So many of us are relying on social media to keep connected with others during these challenging times, yet few of us know how to effectively disagree online, and there’s so much to disagree about! Join this interactive workshop where we’ll discuss better ways to disagree online. We’ll go over simple techniques that can help you keep friends, and create openness to other ways of thinking. There will be practice and group discussion to cultivate ideas for more effective ways to disagree online.

3:40 pm - 5:40 pm

Northern California ADR Faculty Conference

SAVE THE DATE! The 2021 conference theme is Virtual Learning & Inclusion, and will be held on February 19, 2021. Details and registration to follow.

The NorCal ADR Faculty Conference is an annual gathering to share best teaching practices for ADR and Negotiation. With our co-host, the Martin Daniel Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at Stanford Law School,  we gather law, business school, and undergrad ADR and Negotiation faculty from throughout Northern California to explore new topics and innovations in pedagogy.

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New Frontiers in ADR

Join us for a virtual “lunch and learn” speaker series!

FEBRUARY 24: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Save the Date for our spring speakers in this series discussing Restorative Justice programs locally in San Francisco. Details and registration to be posted soon.

Learn More, RSVP or Watch Past Events

How to Disagree Online

So many of us are relying on social media to keep connected with others during these challenging times, yet few of us know how to effectively disagree online, and there’s so much to disagree about! Join this interactive workshop where we’ll discuss better ways to disagree online. Trainer Cordell Wesselink will go over simple techniques that can help you keep friends, and create openness to other ways of thinking. There will be practice and group discussion to cultivate ideas for more effective ways to disagree online. Open to the public, and free for the UC Hastings Community.

Register Now!

ADR Around the World

An annual CNDR event honoring Weinstein JAMS International Fellows. This Fellowship Program provides opportunities for qualified individuals from out-side the United States to study dispute resolution processes and practices in the U.S. to assist them in their efforts to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries. Dozens of countries have been represented at ADR Around the World.

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference

The American Bar Association hosts an annual Spring Conference for the Dispute Resolution Section. A long time attendee, CNDR will again sponsor and attended virtually from April 14–17, 2021.

The 2021 Conference will be a hybrid model with in-person programs and events in Los Angeles, CA as well as robust virtual options. The theme is Agility, Disruption and Reinvention: ADR in a New World.

We hope to see you there!

Events for Current Hastings Students

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Leadership Lab

New certificate program! Leadership Lab is a practical skills series hosted by CNDR focused on professional skills building. 2020’s six-week summer certificate is completed, so check back next summer! For current UC Hastings students only, and by application.

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons is collaboration between the Career Development Office (CDO) and the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR). Creative Commons is a regular series of events designed for current UC Hastings students that focus on using creative tools to develop lawyer skills through experiential learning.

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Healthy Conflict Resolution: A Certificate Training for Student Leaders

The shift to online learning has impacted how we communicate with each other. Much is lost when we are not face to face, and misunderstandings can happen easily. Law school is an opportunity to practice bringing differing viewpoints together, instead of diverging. Join us for an interactive two-part workshop that tackles the ways we communicate with each other, and how we can more effectively engage in difficult conversations for mutual benefit. We will discuss tools and practice techniques you can use to improve your interactions and deepen understanding.

January 29 and March 19, 2021. For Current UC Hastings Student Organization Leaders Only.

The commitment of the participants and the faculty…was powerful and brought us insight, knowledge, many ideas and hidden experience (wisdom). It was really an inspiring and enriching week.

-ADR Around the World Conference Participant

The University of California, Hastings College of the Law is committed to making its facilities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations, please contact CNDR at 415-581-8941 or CNDR@uchastings.edu, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or DAH@uchastings.edu at least two weeks before the event.