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News Posted on July 23, 2014

UC Davis School of Law Receives Ninth Circuit’s 2014 ADR Education Award

UC Davis School of Law is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious ADR Education Award from the Ninth Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution committee. The award honors high achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

In a letter announcing the award, Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, Chair of the ADR Ninth Circuit Committee, cited the School of Law's plentiful ADR course offerings and Professor Donna Shestowsky's scholarship in the area of court-annexed ADR procedures. The committee also cited the law students' contributions to ADR education through the King Hall Negotiations Team, Negotiations Board, and intramural competitions.

"We are honored to receive the Ninth Circuit's ADR Education Award," said Dean Kevin R. Johnson. "Along with the cutting-edge research of our faculty, King Hall's outstanding negotiations, mediation, and other ADR programs are training the best of the next generation of attorneys."

Established in 2005 by the Judicial Council of the Ninth Circuit, the ADR Education Award recognizes institutions that have advanced ADR scholarship and teaching. The School of Law will be presented with the award at the Eastern District of California annual conference, scheduled for October 4 in Yosemite.