The Desert Talking Piece - Fall|Winter 2021-2022

Working Together with Great Resolve

UNLV Ombuds Office partners with Saltman Center to assist employees with conflict resolutionRead more

Finding His Calling

Patrick Chapin
Patrick Chapin took a unique path to the world of law. Now, the longtime litigator and dispute resolution practitioner is inspiring tomorrow’s legal minds as an adjunct professor

Clearing New Paths to Justice

Lydia Nussbaum
Through continued scholarship, Saltman Center Director Lydia Nussbaum demonstrates her lifelong passion for—and belief in—alternative dispute resolution

Professors in Action

Saltman Center scholars continue to address important conflict resolution issues through their published works

A Just Reward

Petya Pucci
Recent UNLV Boyd Law graduate Petya Pucci on discovering dispute resolution, winning the 2021 Chapin Book Award and paying it forward

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.