Conflict Resolution Program

The Conflict Resolution Program provides a rich array of academic activities that translate theory to practice. CRP offerings include academic courses, student competitions, workshops, conferences, and faculty scholarship emphasizing high tech, international law and social justice.

Santa Clara Law’s Conflict Resolution Program was established in 2017, through the generosity of John Bates, Jr., a prominent Bay Area mediator, Santa Clara Law class of ’74. He not only provided funding but also contributes his time, enthusiasm and considerable expertise to the program’s design. Significant gifts from additional donors have enabled the program to expand. This funding enables the Law School to expand its theory-to-practice academic offerings and activities for students promote connection and collaboration with Silicon Valley legal and business professionals. These activities include an array of workshops, conferences, internships and faculty scholarship. This funding also allows the Law School to extend the reach of conflict resolution educational programs to the greater University and Silicon Valley professional communities, as well as to the public generally.

Conflict Resolution Program academic offerings include courses in negotiation, mediation, arbitration, online dispute resolution and interviewing and counseling. It immediately attracted a large group of students eager to learn about dispute resolution and experience these skills and processes first-hand. The students’ energy and enthusiasm have resulted in other initiatives and programs, large and small, for this academic year.