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  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

    Professor Lela Love
    Lela Love, director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, is a recognized leader in the mediation field.

Cardozo's Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution is the seventh ranked alternative dispute resolution program in the country*. The program’s mission is to develop modern day problem solvers in the legal profession, who can skillfully use the many dispute resolution processes for the benefit of their clients and society. Professor Lela Love, the director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution and Cardozo's Mediation Clinic, is a pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

The program includes:

  • An exciting array of courses with classes in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution processes, and intensive January courses
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty who, beyond the classroom, are prominent scholars and practitioners of the concepts and methods they explore with students.
  • The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, a student-run triannual publication, hosts groundbreaking symposia and panels and annually presents the International Advocate for Peace Award. The Journal is ranked number eight nationally in the broad field of Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

*U.S. News & World Report