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

  • 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
  • Four Under Forty Career Panel
  • Structured Negotiation Book Party

Contact Us About Events and Conferences

Upcoming CNDR Events

Oct 28

New Frontiers in ADR Speaker Series: John Lande

Guest Professor John Lande will discuss how to go beyond traditional labels, and explore using techniques from both positional and interest based models of risk assessment in complementary ways. Based on his new book, “Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions.”

Virtual Event
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Oct 28

Creative Commons: Using Improv to Think on Your Feet

Lawyers are often required to think on their feet. In this interactive class, we will practice techniques shown to increase public speaking confidence and on-the-spot decision making. Co-hosted by the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR), and the Career Development Office. For students only. You must register in advance.

Virtual Event
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Feb 10

Practitioner Mediation Training Series: Handling Emotions Productively

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.

Virtual Event
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

New Frontiers in ADR

Join us for a virtual lunch and learn speaker series!

October 14: Grande Lum: Working on Community-Wide Reconciliation

Meet the co-author of “America’s Peacemakers”, Grande Lum, Provost of Menlo College and former Director of CNDR. This book tells the story of a federal agency within the Department of Justice that assists and mediates in communities as they reconcile and recover from discrimination, hate crimes, and unrest based on issues like race and religion. (Rescheduled from Oct. 7th)

October 28th: John Lande: How to Combine “Positional” and “Interest-Based” Negotiation and “Facilitative” and “Evaluative” Mediation

Professor John Lande will discuss how to go beyond traditional labels, and explore using techniques from both positional and interest based models of risk assessment in complementary ways. Based on his new book, “Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions.”

Spring 2021 speakers and dates coming soon…

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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.

Northern California ADR Faculty Conference

The NorCal Faculty ADR 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, the conference held on February 22, 2020 was the 17th year we have gathered law, business school, and undergrad ADR and Negotiation faculty from throughout Northern California to explore new topics and innovations in pedagogy.

  • ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION presented by John Dean and Sheila Purcell
  • FACILITATING CIVIL DISCOURSE presented by Janet Martinez

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference

The American Bar Association hosts an annual Spring Conference for the Dispute Resolution Section. This year’s conference was moved online due to  the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic. A long time attendee, CNDR was a sponsor and attended virtually from May 18-22, 2020. We hope to see you there next year!

Events for Current Students

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.

creative commons
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.

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, or the Disability Access Hotline at 415-581-4848 or at least two weeks before the event.