The Desert Talking Piece - Fall|Winter 2018-2019

Saltman Center Events: Saltman Center to Host Regional Summit on ADR's Evolution

The Saltman Center hosts the inaugural West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation on December 7-8, bringing together esteemed academics from around the region who specialize in the field. The discussion will primarily focus on ADR-related challenges present in both academia and the broader legal community, and how those challenges can be overcome.Read more

Let’s Make a Deal: Students Learn the Art of Settling Differences in Dispute Resolution Concentration

With more and more students expressing an interest in conflict resolution, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law unveiled the Dispute Resolution Concentration during the 2017-18 academic year. The concentration gives students the opportunity to thoroughly explore the main elements of alternative dispute resolution—negotiation, arbitration, and mediation—as the legal field continues to move away from litigation as the main tactic for settling disputes.

Saltman Center Student Feature: UNLV Law Student Robin Gonzales Goes All-In on Conflict Resolution

Robin Gonzales
One Boyd student who was instantly attracted to the new Dispute Resolution Concentration was Robin Gonzales. Growing up in the conflict-ridden Southern Philippines, Gonzales has long had a deep fascination and appreciation for ADR, and the 3L shares his unique story in this profile.

Saltman Center Clinics: Parking Arbitration Program Offers Students Valuable Experience

Ever receive a parking citation you don’t believe you deserved? It happens all the time on UNLV’s campus, which is why the university’s Parking Services department joined forces with the Saltman Center to create the Parking Arbitration Program. Here UNLV Law students serve as trained arbiters, rendering decisions after hearing appeals from those who believe they were wrongly ticketed.

Saltman Center Professors Contribute Key Scholarly Works

The Saltman Center regularly ranks among the nation’s top dispute resolution programs in large part because of its talented and dedicated faculty. Learn how some of those faculty members are contributing to the ADR conversation through their impressive and impactful scholarly works.

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.