New Frontiers in ADR

Join us for a Lunch and Learn speaker series!

The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR) invites you to join us for the latest group of speakers in our ongoing series exploring innovation and the future of dispute resolution!

Starting October 14, 2020, this one-hour virtual, lunchtime series will feature four different speakers over the course of the 2020-21 school year at UC Hastings Law. This event is open to the public, please register at the links below.

Grande Lum: Working on Community-Wide Reconciliation

October 14, 2020 at 12:00pm (PST)

Virtual Event

Meet the co-author of “America’s Peacemakers“, Grande Lum, Provost of Menlo College and former Director of Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. 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.

This behind-the-scenes story looks at how a small federal agency made a big difference in civil rights conflicts over the last half century. In this second edition of Resolving Racial Conflict: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights, 1964–1989, Grande Lum continues Bertram Levine’s excellent scholarship, expanding the narrative to consider the history of the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the U.S. Department of Justice over the course of the last three decades. That the Trump administration has sought to eliminate CRS gives this book increased urgency and relevance.

Covered in this expanded edition are the post–9/11 efforts of the CRS to prevent violence and hate crimes against those perceived as Middle Eastern. Also discussed are the cross-border Elián González custody dispute and the notable tragedies of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, both of which brought police interaction with communities of color back into the spotlight.

Flyer with discount purchase code for the book here.

Provost Lum enjoys writing, teaching and working on issues that helps people and communities work together in more constructive ways. Prior to joining Menlo, he was Director of the Divided Community Project (DCP) at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Previously, Grande Lum was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2012 as the Director of the Community Relations Service (CRS), an agency within the Department of Justice. Before joining CRS, Grande Lum was a clinical professor at the UC Hastings Law, where he directed the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR).


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

October 28, 2020 at 12:00pm (PST)

Virtual Event


Dispute resolution theory says that there are two distinct models of negotiation and two major models of mediation.  People often refer to a process or practitioner with one of these labels, as if they are mutually exclusive.  In reality, they are not.  Practitioners would do well to understand that these techniques really are complementary and often are used in the same case.

In this talk, Professor John Lande will describe how practitioners can combine these supposedly inconsistent models based on the framework his new book, Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions, co-authored with Michaela Keet and Heather Heavin.

Learn more about the book here, and find a flyer with discount purchase code here.

John Lande is the Isidor Loeb Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri School of Law and former director of its LLM Program in Dispute Resolution.  He has received numerous awards for his work.  He earned his J.D. from Hastings College of Law and Ph.D in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He began practicing law and mediation in California in 1980 and he directed a child protection mediation clinic in the 1990s.  The American Bar Association published his book, Lawyering with Planned Early Negotiation: How You Can Get Good Results for Clients and Make Money, and Litigation Interest and Risk Assessment: Help Your Clients Make Good Litigation Decisions (co-authored with Michaela Keet and Heather Heavin).  His website, where you can download his publications, is



Spring 2021 speakers coming soon…

The University of California, Hastings 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.