ABA Dispute Resolution Conference Reception 2023

The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution hosted an evening reception for attendees of the 25th Annual American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Las Vegas. The reception was held on May 10, 2023, at the Thomas & Mack Redd Room. Among those joining conference attendees at the on-campus event were Boyd School of Law Dean Leah Chan Grinvald; Associate Dean Lydia Nussbaum; Professors Jean Sternlight, Thomas Main, Ruben Garcia, Sylvia Lazos and Mary Beth Beazley; and Adjunct Professors Patrick Chapin, Eleissa Lavelle, Margaret Crowley, Michael Stannard, and Jay Young. The

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference – SAVE THE DATE

Annual Spring Conference in Las Vegas

The American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section will bring its annual spring conference to Las Vegas from May 10-13.


The theme for the 2023 event, which is the largest ADR conference in the world, is “Leading Change Through ADR: Strategies for Navigating our World Today.”


Throughout the four-day conference, attendees will learn about the latest dispute resolution techniques and trends, share ideas with experts and peers, and network with fellow ADR professionals and leaders.


The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution will host a reception during the conference on May 10

Saltman Center to Host National Dispute Resolution Training Sessions

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service returns to Las Vegas for weeklong series of seminars in January

Back in January 2020, dispute resolution practitioners and educators from around the country made their way to Las Vegas and the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV for a series of training seminars presented by the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.


The week-long event, which was hosted by the law school’s Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, was such a resounding success that FMCS officials quickly made plans for a return visit in 2021. And then … COVID-19 hit.


Not only did the global pandemic shelve the in-person gathering in 2021, but lingering health-and-safety

Sharing Expertise

The Saltman Center advances the conflict resolution conversation via thought-provoking lectures, special events

West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation

The first West Coast Dispute Resolution Conversation was held in Las Vegas on December 7 & 8, 2018 at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution. The inspiration for the Conversation grew out of the 2018 American Bar Association (ABA) Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference and a sense that many in our community were hungry for an opportunity to engage one another, in an informal setting, about the changing nature of dispute resolution generally and in law schools specifically. Twenty-one dispute resolution faculty from ten schools answered our

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.

Implementing Peace After More Than 50 Years of Conflict

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.