The Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society (CDRS) is a student chapter of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section that broadens educational and professional opportunities for students. Members of the CDRS create programs that complement the curriculum, including skill-developing workshops and panels with experts who explore specialized areas or respond to current events.  The Society also supports various ABA competitions and advances such recent initiatives as brown bag lunches with ADR practitioners, mediation workshops, a film festival that relates to ADR, and teaching dispute resolution in local middle and high schools.  CDRS is also a university chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders, an organization that partners with communities in troubled locations to build their conflict resolution capacity.