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.

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Upcoming CNDR Events

Feb 16

Advanced Mediation Training Series: Tackling Biases in Mediation

Join CNDR for our Advanced Practitioner Mediation Certificate. The next topic is Tackling Biases in Mediation. The session will explore understanding the difference between implicit and explicit bias, how these factor into decision-making, and can alter the course of a mediation.

Virtual Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jun 01

Mastering the Fundamentals of Mediation Certificate

An interactive 40-hour basic mediation certificate course from the UC Hastings Law Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Open to the public, no prior training or experience required.

UC Hastings Law, 200 McAllister St, San Francisco, CA 94012

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. CNDR Director Sheila Purcell and Professor Gail Silverstein will both be speaking this year.

We hope to see you there!

Northern California ADR Faculty Conference

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.

Last held on February 19th, the 2021 conference theme was Virtual Learning & Inclusion.

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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.

New Frontiers in ADR

Our virtual “lunch and learn” speaker series! All sessions for the school year have been held. Click the link to view recordings and learn more.

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Events for Current Hastings 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.

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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.

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.

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

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.