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

CNDR Events

Some of CNDR’s regular and past 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

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference

The American Bar Association hosts an annual Spring Conference for the Dispute Resolution Section. This year’s conference will be held April 22-25, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A long time attendee, CNDR will be hosting the Legal Educators’ Colloquium Breakfast on Saturday morning, we will have a table in the Exhibit Hall, and two of our own professors will be speaking at this year’s conference.

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Removing Barriers to the Selection of Racially Diverse Neutrals – Yes We Can!

Clinical Professor Carol Izumi on 4/24/20 at 1:30pm

Panelists will discuss: There is still a paucity of racial diversity in the ADR profession despite the countless diversity initiatives, multiple task forces, and many well-intentioned professionals who articulate their commitment to racial diversity. What more can we do to increase diversity in the ADR profession and boost the selection rate of the existing corps of diverse professionals? If what has occurred so far has been unsuccessful, we must come up with new techniques that advocates, neutrals, and educators can use to establish a successful increase in racial diversity and selection within the ADR profession. Come join this diverse and engaging panel of ADR colleagues who will open a dialogue about shared research and experiences, new techniques, and hard questions that inspire us to become more effective diversity advocates.

International Perspectives on Advancing Innovations in Mediation and Arbitration Around the World

CNDR Director and Clinical Professor Sheila Purcell on 4/24/2020 at 3:00 PM

Join an esteemed panel from Pakistan, Armenia, and Kuwait along with American colleagues to discuss international innovations in mediation and arbitration. Hear about current developments, challenges and successes in worldwide efforts at expanding access to justice through ADR procedures. Attendees will also have a moment to share relevant innovations from their respective regions and countries.

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.

2020’s Program and Presenters:

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

Upcoming CNDR Events

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: On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR…

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
Sep 16

Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series: Increasing Effective Communication

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) at UC Hastings Law presents its Practitioner Mediation Certificate Training Series: On the UC Hastings campus, CNDR…

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

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.