Activities and Announcements

November 6, 2020
Two Northwestern Law negotiation teams compete in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition. Teammates Ramia Mitchell and Edward Saint-VIl will be advancing the the National Finals in February, 2021.

November 5, 2020
Alyson Carrel participates in an ADR Careers Panel through Harvard Law's Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.

November 5, 2020
Lynn Cohn and Annie Buth host an election reflection circle.

November 4, 2020
Lynn Cohn and Annie Buth facilitate an open law school community dialogue about the 2020 election.

October 29, 2020
Lynn Cohn and Annie Buth host a circle for students, staff, and faculty about managing uncertainty and stress during the 2020 election.

October 22, 2020
Court of Arbitration for Sport arbitrator Jeffrey Benz speaks to the Dispute Resolution in Sports class about dispute resolution in Olympic and other international sports.

October 20, 2020
Alyson Carrel presents the Delta Model to Boston Law Collaborative, discussing the intersection between problem-solving and technology in the law and dispute resolution.

October 20, 2020
Annie Buth guest lectures for the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program at DePaul University.

October 18, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a check-in for slowing down, sharing, and reflecting.

October 17, 2020
Daniel Gandert presents “Doping Control in US Sports: A Comparison with Doping Control in Olympic Sports,” at China University of Political Science & Law. The presentation highlights how despite many changes in the right direction, the rules relating to doping in Olympic sports do a better job of preventing doping than those in US professional sports.

October 16, 2020
Alyson Carrel and Colin Rule present the keynote, "Reimagining Family Mediation" at the Annual Academy for Professional Family Mediation conference.

October 16, 2020
The Northwestern Circles group enjoys pumpkin decorating.

October 6, 2020
Alyson Carrel gives keynote address to the Minnesota State Bar Association's Practice Law Conference, discussing the Delta Model, the underlying framework of the conference's three tracks: Building a better practice, Building a better business, and Building better relationships.

October 2, 2020
Northwestern Circles and the Student Mental Health Alliance co-host a virtual lunch for students and staff to connect.


September 22, 2020
Alyson Carrel presents "Reimagining Negotiation for the 21st-Century" as the 2020 Lawrence Lecturer at The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law.


September 29, 2020
Northwestern Law holds the intraschool negotiation competition.


September 25, 2020
Alyson Carrel is invited to participate in Resolution Systems Institute's national convening on ODR.

September 4, 2020
Northwestern Circles, a law school community group, kicks off the semester.

August 28, 2020
Marsheda Ewulomi (JD '18) and Annie Buth facilitate a Circle for Black Lives.

August 22, 2020
Annie Buth presents to the Edgewater Mutual Aid Network on Restorative Justice.

August 15, 2020
Alyson Carrel presents the closing keynote, "Reimagining Mediation in the 21st-Century" for the 2020 Dispute Resolution Conference, "Promoting Problem Solving."

August 13, 2020
Alyson Carrel and Annie Buth present a Prof Talk "Reimagining the Law: Recognizing Pandemics as a Portal for Change" to incoming students.

August 6, 2020
Annie Buth facilitates the last session of the NLaw Engaged book group with Shannon Bartlett, Associate Dean of Inclusion & Engagement, on So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo.

July 24, 2020
Alyson Carrel publishes the blog post, "The Delta Model: A framework for reimagining the legal profession pipeline" on the Lawinsider Blog.

July 23, 2020
Annie Buth facilitates the last session of the NLaw Engaged book group with Shannon Bartlett, Associate Dean of Inclusion & Engagement, on So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.

July 23, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a virtual gathering bringing the Northwestern Community together to check in with one another.

July 16, 2020aall conference
Alyson Carrel speaks on panel during an annual Association of American Law Libraries (AALL) Conference, "Next-Gen Talent Development: A Dynamic Approach to Professional Development for Information Professionals."

July 13, 2020
Alyson Carrel speaks at the weekly DRLE program about technology and anti-racism efforts in a mediation clinic.

July 9, 2020
Annie Buth facilitates an NLaw Engaged book group with Shannon Bartlett, Associate Dean of Inclusion & Engagement, on So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.

July 9, 2020
Alum Richard Bright facilitates a circle about making meaning out of the current moment for Northwestern Circles.

July 7, 2020
Lynn Cohn and Alyson Carrel host webinar on "How We Created Community in an Online Class."

June 25, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a virtual dinner bringing the Northwestern Community together to encourage one another and create connection.

June 25, 2020
Annie Buth facilitates an NLaw Engaged book group with Shannon Bartlett, Associate Dean of Inclusion & Engagement, on So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.

June 24, 2020
Alyson Carrel co-presents the Delta Model with Cat Moon at the Passports to Practice Seminar.

June 19, 2020
Alyson Carrel leads discussions with educators during the Negotiate Up: Innovations in Teaching, Research and Technology conversation series.

June 11, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a circle for students, alumni, and friends of the University to listen, process, and share in wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and others murdered because of anti-Black racism and police violence.

May 22, 2020
Alyson Carrel presents with Lucy Bassli and Gary Doernhoefer at the ABA Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference, "21st Century Mediation Practice: Human-Driven, Technology-Enhanced."

May 19, 2020
Lynn Cohn presents “Cross-Fertilization: Learning From Mediators Who Do Different Stuff Than You Do” at the Center for Conflict Resolution.

rjgradMay 15, 2020
Alyson Carrel receives the Virginia Rometty Award at Rebekah D. Gordon's Online Graduation Ceremony.



May 15, 2020award
Annie Buth receives the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Outstanding Small Class Professor award during the 2020 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Class of 2020 Virtual Convocation.

May 12, 2020
Annie Buth lectures about restorative justice, negotiation, and law in a DePaul University Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies course.

May 8, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts celebration circle and honors graduates.

April 22, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a virtual lunch offering students an opportunity to connect at the end of the semester.

April 22, 2020
Annie Buth is announced as the winner of the 2019-20 Outstanding Small Class Professor Award. The winner of this award is selected each spring by second-year and third-year law students.

April 15, 2020
Sarah Silins, the Reimagining Youth Justice Project Coordinator, and Emma Kurs (JD '20) facilitate a circle on accomplishment for Northwestern Circles. 

April 10, 2020
Len Riskin hosts Lawyering and Mindfulness workshop for Bluhm Legal Clinic students discussing the beneficial applications of mindfulness to various aspects of lawyering.

April 8, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a virtual lunch.

April 2, 2020
Annie Buth participates in a faculty panel for diverse admitted students.

April 1, 2020
Northwestern Circles hosts a reflection circle on change.

virtual circleApril 1, 2020
Lynn Cohn facilitates a virtual healing circle for the I Grow Chicago community.

March 25, 2020
Len Riskin co-hosts a 30 minute morning mindfulness session with Professor Cliff Zimmerman. This mindfulness offering is available to students, faculty, staff and alumni via zoom multiple times each week throughout the semester. Please check the law event calendar for future mindfulness opportunities.

March 18, 2020
Annie Buth hosts virtual Northwestern Circles for the Law School community giving everyone a chance to check in and connect during the move to remote teaching and learning.

March 17, 2020
U.S. News & World Reports ranks Northwestern Pritzker Law School #6 in the country for Dispute Resolution Programs. The Center on Negotiation and Mediation continues to be a leader in the field of training law students to handle conflicts through negotiation and mediation.

March 7, 2020
Annie Buth teaches a mock negotiation course and participates on an attorney panel for the Pathways to the Legal Profession Law School Admissions Conference 2020, which provides prospective law students from diverse background with an overview of the law school journey.

March 4, 2020Miss Demeanor
Northwestern Circles hosts a reflection circle.

March 4, 2020
Annie Buth shares about her experience as a woman of color in law through a collaboration of DePaul University's Black, Latinx, and Apida Cultural Centers.

March 4, 2020
Lynn Cohn leads community building program at Stateville Correctional Center for students in the Northwestern Prison Education Program.

March 2-3 2020
Daniel Gandert presents "Advanced Workshop for Improved Negotiation, Mediation, and Advocacy Skills: Sophisticated Strategies to Become a Better Advocate and Mediator" at the Chicago Bar Association sponsored Webinar.

experimental adr


February 27-29, 2020
Alyson Carrel attends a gathering of innovative ADR faculty at the University of Oregon called “Experimental ADR Conference” and presents her latest project exploring the impact of data analytics on the future of settlement



February 26, 2020
Alyson Carrel presents “Impact of Legal Analytics on Settlement” at the Northwestern University Computer Science + Law faculty talks. These talks bring together faculty interested in the intersection of computer science and law with the purpose of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary research.

February 21, 2020
Annie Buth participates in an “Asian American Law Professors” panel hosted by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Assocation.

February 19, 2020
The Northwestern Circles law school community group provides encouragement to each other through a circle about “favorite things”.

February 8, 2020negotiation competitionThe Northwestern Negotiation Competition team, Emilie McConnachie (2L) and Conner Collins (2L), are awarded 2nd place in the ABA National Negotiation Competition. They were coached by fellow teammates Edward Saint-Vil and Ramia Mitchell, as well as faculty members Daniel Gandert and Alyson Carrel.



February 7, 2020
Alyson Carrel and Rebekah Gordon (3L) publish articles in the new online book, Theories of Change for the Dispute Resolution Movement: Actionable Ideas to Revitalize Our Movement

circleFebruary 5, 2020
Northwestern Circles uses the irrationality of art for expression and connection.

February 1, 2020
Annie Buth supports and works with Circles and Ciphers for the “Circles & Sessions” celebration.  

delta modelJanuary 30, 2020
Alyson Carrel speaks at Georgia State University School of Law about the Delta Model.

January 30, 2020
Alyson Carrel speaks at the Emory TI:GER Innovation Conference about the Delta Model.


January 22, 2020
Northwestern Circles explores community strengths and gifts.

January 21, 2020
Annie Buth facilitates a debrief circle for Northwestern Law group that traveled to work with Al Otro Lado’s Border Rights Clinic.

January 17, 2020
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation hosts a gathering for students to connect and support each other while processing and reflecting on grades.

circleDecember 11, 2019
Northwestern Circles hosts an exam break. 

December 4, 2019
Northwestern Circles hosts a check-in circle before the start of exam period. 

November 21, 2019
Annie Buth visits Navajo Technical University in Navajo Nation.

November 20, 2019
Alum Julia Waterhous joins Northwestern Circles for a discussion examining decision-making.

November 15, 2019
Daniel Gandert and Annie Buth teach negotiation classes for high school students visiting the law school as part of Street Law's Law in Action Day. 

November 14, 2019
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation hosts sound meditation to promote wellness, relaxation, and healing for the Northwestern Law community. 

November 8, 2019
Daniel Gandert moderates and participates in ABA Webinar “Ten Tips for Your Practice:  Representing Clients Effectively in Mediation.”

November 8, 2019
Annie Buth facilitates a circle for Bluhm Legal Clinic staff. 

negotiation team


November 7-8, 2019
Emilie McConnachie (2L), Conner Collins (2L), Edward Saint-Vil (2L) and Ramia Mitchell (2L) compete at the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition. Teammates, Emilie and Conner, progress to the finals scheduled for February 7, 2020.


November 6, 2019
Northwestern Circles hosts a community lunch.

November 2, 2019
Len Riskin receives the Cloke-Millen Peacemaker of the Year Award from the Southern California Mediation Association and gives the opening plenary address at the SCMA annual conference in Los Angeles.

October 23, 2019
Northwestern Circles uses the circle process to help build community and to provide an opportunity for students and staff to discuss the events affecting their lives. 

October 23, 2019
Alyson Carrel presents at the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Annual Meeting about AI & Mediation.

October 25, 2019
Annie Buth; Monica Cosby, an activist and circle keeper; and Dr. Artika Tyner, Director of the St. Thomas Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice, speak on a panel about racial equity, repairing harms, and healing at the University of St. Thomas Law Journal's Fall Symposium "Restorative Justice, Law, & Healing".

October 23, 2019
Noam Ebner, a professor of negotiation and conflict resolution at Creighton University's Graduate School, discusses the evolution and ramifications of Online Dispute Resolution systems with faculty, staff, students and Chicago mediators.

October 17, 2019
Lynn Cohn is honored for her fierce dedication to restorative justice in action by I Grow Chicago at their 2019 Gala.

October 9, 2019
Northwestern Circles uses the circle process to connect with each other and explore issues concerning identity.

October 8, 2019
Annie Buth hosts the first Public Interest Potluck with Associate Director of the Public Interest Center and the Public Interest Law Group.

October 4-5, 2019
Daniel Gandert and Alyson Carrel present at the AALS Works in Progress Conference at University of Nevada Las Vegas.

October 3, 2019
Alyson Carrel presents a lecture about the Delta Model for the University of Nevada Las Vegas Saltman Center.  

September 24, 2019
At Northwestern Circles, students and staff reflect on their experiences in the first month of the school and share about their goals and intentions for the year.

BLC GalaSeptember 19, 2019
Professor Len Riskin and law student Usama Ibrahim (JD '20) enjoy the festivities at the Bluhm Legal Clinic 50th Anniversary Celebration.




September 17, 2019
Thomson Reuters publishes a white paper on Alyson Carrel’s Delta Model, a new competency model for the 21st century legal profession.

September 11, 2019
Northwestern Circles, a law school community group supported by the Center on Negotiation and Mediation, kicks off the beginning of another academic year.

September 9, 2019
West Academic Publishing publishes Len Riskin’s co-authored 6th Edition of Dispute Resolution and Lawyers, A Contemporary ApproachAlyson Carrel served as managing editor of this updated casebook.

September, 2019
Northwestern Law video features Alyson Carrel on the Delta Model as part of the "A Northwestern Law Professor Explains..." video series on YouTube

August 29, 2019
As part of orientation “Prof Talks”, Alyson Carrel presents about the Delta Model, Daniel Gandert presents about issues concerning the Anti-Doping Division in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and Annie Buth presents about the intersection of restorative justice, hip-hop, abolition, and healing through the work of Chicago youth.

August 27, 2019
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation leads an orientation session on conflict for all incoming law students.

August 26, 2019
Annie Buth participates on a faculty panel for diverse student orientation and shares about navigating the law school experience.

August 6, 2019
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation hosts the Chicago Alternative to Incarceration Neighborhood Interns at the law school.

August, 2019
Northwestern Law video features Annie Buth on Restorative Justice as part of the "A Northwestern Law Professor Explains..." video series on YouTube

July 24, 2019
Journal on Dispute Resolution publishes Alyson Carrel’s article, Mind the Gap: Bringing Technology to the Mediation Table (co-authored with Noam Ebner.)

July 23, 2019
Annie Buth travels to Indianapolis with the Chicago Alternative to Incarceration Neighborhood Interns to visit the Ten Point Coalition, which aims to reduce violence and homicides through direct engagement, education, and employment.

July 5, 2019
ACResolution publishes Alyson Carrel’s article Digital Toolbox Pedagogy: Teaching Students to Utilize Technology in Mediation (co-authored with Noam Ebner.)

July 1, 2019
Georgia State University Law Review publishes Alyson Carrel’s article introducing the Delta Model, Legal Intelligence Through Artificial Intelligence Requires Emotional Intelligence: A New Competency Model for the 21st Century Legal Professional.

June 26, 2019
Annie Buth presents on restorative justice for a group of young women through Cook County Juvenile Probation & Court Services.

June 18-19, 2019
Professors Len Riskin and Alyson Carrel participate in the conference, Appreciating our Legacy and Engaging the Future: An International Conference for Dispute Resolution Teachers, Scholars, and Leaders, held at Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

June 6, 2019
The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics publishes Daniel Gandert’s article The WADA Code: the maximum extent of enforcement.

May 21, 2019MSL Attorney Training
Lynn Cohn leads a group of Attorneys that will be working on negotiation skills with students from Northwestern Pritzker Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program.

May 21, 2019
Students in the Center on Negotiation and Mediation’s International Business Law & Negotiations Course travel to Tel Aviv, Israel. In Tel Aviv, students participate in a simulated business law negotiations exercise with students from Tel Aviv University School of Law.

May 10, 2019
Annie Buth presents “Innovation and Pedagogy: The Restorative Justice and Human-Centered Design Project” at the Bluhm Legal Clinic Fellows Workshop.

May 4, 2019AALS Clinical Conference
Daniel Gandert presents on “Dispute Resolution Skills Guide Students Through Times of Polarization” at the 2019 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in San Francisco, CA.


April 17, 2019

Northwestern Circles celebrates the end of another school year.

April 13, 2019
Alyson Carrel and Daniel Gandert attend the ABA Dispute Resolution Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

April 11, 2019
This semester the Center offers a new course called the Restorative Justice & Human-Centered Design Course Project, which invites students to explore innovation and design thinking while developing prototypes for restorative justice learning opportunities. Today, students present their final prototypes to a group of professors, students, and restorative justice practitioners, and community members.

April 6, 2019
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation participates in Admitted Students Weekend and meets with prospective students.

April 4, 2019
Annie Buth participates on the Diverse Admitted Students Day faculty panel and sharing her law school experience, the Center’s work, and advice for prospective students.

April 3, 2019
Fr. David Kelly of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Back of the Yards, Northside Transformative Law attorney Emmanuel Andre, and Annie Buth share about restorative justice with the Children and Family Justice Center clinic class.

April 3, 2019
Northwestern Circles focuses on wellness and self-care in the law school community.

March 21, 2019
Professors Len Riskin and Cliff Zimmerman lead lessons in mindfulness and qi gong to law students, faculty and staff. This weekly, half hour practice held on Thursdays during the semester, provides the NU Law community opportunities to learn practices that help manage stress, decrease anxiety, sharpen focus and increase energy.

March 20, 2019
Northwestern Circles discusses gratitude.

March 6, 2019
Alyson Carrel presents her paper, Mind the Gap: Bringing Mediation to the Table, co-authored with Noam Ebner, at the Cook County Law Division Mediation Seminar Series

February 28, 2019
Annie Buth collaborates with student groups If/When/How, Women’s Leadership Coalition, and the Student Mental Health Alliance and moderates “Feminism through Fiction: Literature as Self-Care” with writers Julia Fine, Northwestern Law professor Michael Barsa, and Chicago-Kent College of Law professor Lori Andrews.  

February 27, 2019
Alyson Carrel hosts the Segal Design Institute for a Law + Design Sprint on immigration and youth issues. Students from the law school’s JD and MSL programs attended, along with design students from McCormick School of Engineering as well as high school students to explore the use of design as an approach to address challenges in delivering immigration law information to youth in the midst of crises.

February 25, 2019
Annie Buth guest lectures in “Conflict: Transformation, Intervention, Negotiation, Advocacy”, a class in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies program at DePaul College.

February 23, 2019
Alyson Carrel posts as a guest on the altjd blog post about the intersection of innovation and adr.

February 22, 2019
Daniel Gandert and Annie Buth teach Chicago Public High School Students about negotiation as part of Street Law’s “Law in Action Day”.

February 20, 2019
Northwestern Circles brings together the Northwestern Law community in circle to discuss and explore the topic of uncertainty.

February 11, 2019
Annie Buth facilitates a reflection circle for a group of students that traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to work with Al Otro Lado, a bi-national direct legal services organization assisting deportees, migrants, and refugees.

February 7, 2019
Daniel Gandert leads a group of trained Northwestern Law student mediators in Global Conversations. The student mediators facilitate small group conversations of international students and US students who work together to solve problems, advocate different viewpoints, and build new relationships.

Dialogue on gender based violenceFebruary 1, 2019
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation hosts “Our Existence is Resistance: Dialogue on Gender-Based Violence”, a forum organized by the International Youth Council and Good Kids Mad City to educate and change the narrative on gender-based violence.

January 29, 2019
Alyson conducts a session on the importance of diversity in teams and decision-making to students in the Innovation Lab course. The Innovation Lab is comprised of JD, LLM, and MSL students from the law school and CS students from the McCormick School of Engineering. 

January 24, 2019
Amy O’Keefe, Studio Director of Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Engineering Design Innovation Program and member of the Segal Design Institute community, and attorney Jennifer O’Shaughnessy lead the Restorative Justice and Human Centered Design Project class in a design thinking activity. They share their design expertise, wisdom, and experience with Center students.

January 24, 2019
Annie Buth presents on intergenerational workplace cooperation at the National Organization of Bar Council mid-year conference.

January 23, 2019
As the new semester begins, students and staff reflect on our community through Northwestern Circles.

January 16, 2019
The Center collaborates with the Student Mental Health Alliance, and Lynn Cohn and Annie Buth speak with students about understanding and reflecting on their law school grades.

Sports Visitor Program


January 14, 2019
Daniel Gandert and Annie Buth train Korean soccer coaches in dispute resolution through a sports visitor program.


January 7, 2019
Canadian Lawyer Magazine highlights Alyson Carrel’s Delta Model project in “New skill-enhancing models to become tomorrow’s lawyers in 2019

January 5, 2019
Alyson Carrel presents at the AALS Annual Conference session Promise & Pitfalls of Technology in Dispute Resolution

November 30, 2018
Governor-elect JB Pritzker appoints Annie Buth, M.R. Bauer Foundation Fellow, to the Restorative Justice and Safe Communities transition team.


Designing AftercareNovember 27, 2018
Alyson Carrel facilitates a human centered design workshop for faculty and students from the Children and Family Justice Center to discuss their future initiatives related to pressing youth justice issues.


November 16, 2018
Annie Buth facilitates dialogue for the Women's Leadership Coalition event "The Kavanaugh Aftermath: How Society Treats Women Who Speak Out".

November 14, 2018
Students come together through Northwestern Circles for dialogue to reflect on family experiences.

November 8, 2018
rj-seminar-circles-11-8-18Lynn Cohn, Annie Buth, and Circles & Ciphers representatives Alicia Brown, Sherrif Da Greatest, and Shiyaa Mitchell facilitate circles to discuss the relationship between restorative justice, systems, and community. Participants include Northwestern law students, Restorative Justice Community Court representatives, a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council, Chicago Police Department officers, Peace Ambassadors from Alternatives, and Catherine Cook Middle School students.

November 1, 2018
Alyson Carrel presents on her Delta Model Project at the Chicago Legal Innovation Meet-Up. The Delta Model Project is a new competency model for the 21st century legal professional highlighting the importance of emotional intelligence and practical problem-solving in addition to an understanding of data and technology.


November 1, 2018
Circles & Ciphers in collaboration with Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration and the Northside Transformative Law Center hosts a teach-in examining the criminalization of survivors of domestic violence and opportunities for participatory defense. Annie Buth facilitates a circle for the event.



October 30, 2018
Alyson Carrel hosts a game night for #NLawBizTech students to practice problem-solving, creativity, and cognitive flexibility.

October 30, 2018
National Filipino American Lawyers Association (NFALA) names the Center on Negotiation and Mediation Teaching Assistant, Jude Baldo, as a NFALA Presidential Scholarship winner. Jude is one of four law students selected nationally to receive this scholarship award, which recognizes students with an exceptional aptitude for the study of law and a strong commitment to serve or contribute to the Filipino-American community.

October 26, 2018
Alyson Carrel joins Professor Noam Ebner in presenting a daylong workshop on the future of mediation at the University of Florida Institute on Dispute Resolution. Alyson discusses the potential benefits technology can play in our mediation practice and leads a human-centered design thinking exercise about innovation in the mediation field.

October 25, 2018
peace house rjsem2The I Grow Peace House, a community in West Englewood dedicated to healing, connection, and restorative justice values, welcomes the Restorative Justice Seminar. Northwestern law students learn with and from students in the after school program.  

October 25, 2018
Alyson Carrel joins Professor Noam Ebner to speak with faculty at the University of Florida Levin College of Law about the future of court services and the impact on legal education. She introduces the Delta Model and discusses the increasing need to include practical problem solving and emotional intelligence as lawyer competencies in light of a growing reliance on artificial intelligence in the delivery of legal services.

October 24, 2018

Agnew negotiationsMegan Agnew, Senior Counsel, M&A ConAgra Brands, discusses the role of the attorney at a large corporation with Professor Kevin Agnew's negotiation class and emphasizes the importance of establishing trust with clients.

October 23, 2018
Annie Buth co-hosts a public interest lunch with the Associate Director of Public Interest Katie Shelton. 

street-lawOctober 19, 2018
Daniel Gandert and Annie Buth teach mock negotiation classes for Chicago public high School students participating in StreetLaw’s “Law in Action” program.


October 17, 2018
Annie Buth facilitates a circle for Domestic Violence Awareness month at a restorative justice peace hub. There will be a follow-up community event on November 1.

October 17, 2018
Northwestern Circles discusses the Northwestern Law community.

October 13, 2018
Lynn Cohnn begins a three-day negotiation workshop with the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Master of Science in Law (MSL) students. The MSL curriculum centers on the intersection of law, business, and technology, with specific focus areas in business law and entrepreneurship, intellectual property and patent design, and regulatory analysis and strategy.

October 11, 2018
Annie Buth guest lectures at the Conflict: Transformation, Intervention, Negotiation, Advocacy class, which is part of the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

October 11, 2018
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation collaborates with the Office of Inclusion and Engagement to facilitate dialogue using the circle process. Participants have the opportunity to reflect, discuss, and share about issues raised by recent events like the verdict in the trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke for the killing of teen Laquan McDonald and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

October 10, 2018
Mark Agnew, CEO of Lou Maltnati’s Pizza, speaks to students about the importance of understanding your own strengths and weaknesses during a negotiation. He stresses the importance of one’s reputation and brand – and how critical it is to keep those in mind when negotiating with long-term vendors, employees and customers.

October 6, 2018
Daniel Gandert presents at the 12th Annual AALS Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. 

October 3, 2018
The Center on Negotiation and Mediation hosts Northwestern Circles, which provides an opportunity for the law school community to connect and discuss different issues through the circle process. Lynn Cohn and Annie Buth facilitated circles for reflection and dialogue concerning the Kavanaugh hearings. 

September 29, 2018
Students in Alyson Carrel's Mediation & Advocacy class participates in a full day mediation training with the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), getting personalized and intensive feedback from dispute resolution professionals. 

September 27, 2018
Annie Buth's Restorative Justice Seminar class meets in a community space in North Lawndale to hear Carlos De La Vega and Annette Toscano share the work of Semillas y Raíces, an organization dedicated to preserving culture and advancing traditional practices of restorative justice and community healing. Students participate in a circle focused on exploring relationships with themselves, others, nature and institutions. 

September 8, 2018
Professor Cohn leads a three day mediation program for the National Association of Realtors where Realtors from across the country gather to learn about the process, develop their mediation skills and become ambassadors of the process in their local and state associations. 

September 5, 2018
Annie Buth hosts the first Northwestern Circle of the semester. Northwestern Circles is a bi-weekly event open to the law school community, using the circle process to connect, discuss important issues, and reflect. 

September 5, 2018
Annie Buth co-facilitates a circle for the women of color group at a restorative justice peace hub. 

August 21, 2018
1L Orientation 2018: The Center participates in welcoming incoming students to the Law School. Four of our Center faculty give presentations on their current work. Professor Cohn leads a 2 hour training on working in teams for the MSL students and speaks on a panel welcoming diverse students to our campus.

August 2018
Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes "New directions in whole-school restorative justice implementation," an article co-authored by Annie Buth, Thalia González, and Heather Sattler, which presents a multiyear case study.

August 15, 2018
Cohn and CarrelProfessors Lynn Cohn and Alyson Carrel celebrate their awards from CPR and ABA-DR.


August 3, 2018
Professor Len Riskin gives plenary presentation on the future of mindfulness in law and a workshop on qi gong at the Mindfulness in Law Society-ABA national conference in Chicago.

July 25-27, 2018
Professor Leonard Riskin leads a workshop on Negotiation for Professionals [along with Dan Shapiro of Harvard Medical and Law Schools and Katie Zouhary (JD '11) of Schiff Hardin, LLP] for the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. 

June 20-22, 2018
Professor Leonard Riskin leads a workshop (along with Rachel Wohl) on Mindfulness in the Heat of Conflict at the Pepperdine University Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, CA. 

June 2018
Professor Daniel Gandert heads to the World Cup, observing the impact of FIFA disputes in person as well as the potential precedent which may undermine the Court of Arbitration for Sport's ability to bring about provisional suspensions.

April 29, 2018
Professor Carrel speaking at podiumProfessor Carrel speaks at Vanderbilt’s Summit on Law and Innovation (SoLI). Carrel uses Michael Moffit’s Islands, Vitamins, Germs, Salt model for the future of ADR curriculum to predict the future of legal technology & innovation in legal education. View presentation. #SOLI2018