UC Law SF’ Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution hosted this year’s NorCal Faculty ADR Conference, 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.

CNDR thanks our wonderful presenters and guests for a fantastic morning of learning and connecting. The presentations were received with many interactive questions, and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to network with other professors and meet each other in person! We hope you join us next year!

2020’s Program and Presenters:

ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION presented by John Dean and Sheila Purcell

Professors Dean and Purcell (UC Law SF) explored the growing field of ODR in the private world, and increasingly, in courts, with a focus on the importance of preparing our students for how to use it in their careers.


Professor Waasted (UC Law SF) gave an informative presentation on how he uses an individualized and flexible teaching model to help students identify their strengths and areas for growth in his hands-on Negotiation classes.

FACILITATING CIVIL DISCOURSE presented by Janet Martinez

Professor Martinez (Stanford) presented on a successful new course at Stanford designed to increase open dialogue between students, while also creating a safe space for sensitive conversations to occur.