The Desert Talking Piece - Spring|Summer 2018

Professors Eve Hanan and Benjamin Edwards

Saltman Center Welcomes Two Key Faculty Additions

Professors Eve Hanan and Benjamin Edwards traveled different paths to the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, but they arrived with a common purpose: to build on the Saltman Center’s reputation as one of the nation’s foremost alternative dispute resolution organizations. They’ll do just that when they open much-needed ADR clinics, one that focuses on juvenile justice, and the other on business and securities.Read more

Trio of Student Fellows Spread Saltman Center’s Mission

Meet Robin Gonzales, Caleb Green and Jen Smith, three Boyd students with a passion for conflict resolution—and a determination to spread the word about the importance of ADR as Saltman Center Student Fellows.

Saltman Center Clinics: New Program Gives Mediation Clinic Students Vital Practical Experience

UNLV Law’s Mediation Clinic is at the forefront of a statewide initiative that aims to mitigate the emotional trauma associated with child welfare cases by settling disputes at the mediation table rather than inside a courtroom.

Saltman Center Beecroft Lecture Series: Inaugural Beecroft Lecture Generates Spirited Response

Professor Deborah Hensler
The Chris Beecroft Lecture on Conflict Resolution debuted last spring, when Stanford Law Professor Deborah Hensler visited the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility to address the topic of formal versus informal arbitration settings. Hensler’s lecture inspired a handful of colleagues to weigh in on the matter by authoring response articles.

Saltman Center Events: Implementing Peace After More Than 50 Years of Conflict

Professor Mary Roldán
The signing of the Colombian Peace Agreement in 2016 put an end to a civil war that lasted for half a century. However, more than a year later, the primary issues that led to the prolonged conflict persist, as was eloquently detailed in October during a Saltman Center lecture presented by Mary Roldán, a professor of Latin American History at the Graduate Center at The City University of New York.

Recent Issues

Fall|Winter 2021-2022 - As Alternative Dispute Resolution has continually grown in popularity and practitioners, the Saltman Center for Dispute Resolution is no different in its expansion. From launching a partnership with the university's Ombuds office to ensure employees have a safe place to air their grievances to a recent graduate's career epiphany in an ADR class, learn more in this installment of The Desert Talking Piece.
Fall|Winter 2020-2021 - There is little doubt that 2020 has seen an incredible shift online for the legal profession, and the Saltman Center is helping to guide the way. From hosting online lectures and competitions to research on the psychological impacts of online lawyering and helping the next generation of practitioners. Learn more in this issue of The Desert Talking Piece.
Fall|Winter 2019-2020 - Though it has been 15 years since it was launched, the Saltman Center remains committed to advancing the theory and practice of ADR in scholarly publications, student involvement and special events. Professor Lydia Nussbaum steps in to fill the sizable shoes of Professor Jean Sternlight, the Saltman Center's Founding Director.
Fall|Winter 2018-2019 - This year, the Saltman Center unveils its Dispute Resolution Concentration and prepares to host the inaugural West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation. Discover these exciting developments and meet Robin Gonzales, a student leading the way in ADR.
Spring|Summer 2018 - Join us as we welcome two new key faculty members, and three new student fellows. Also learn about the Center's new Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program.