About the Program

UCLA School of Law's Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program promotes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and managing the competition for scarce resources in legal, business and interpersonal contexts.  The program's broad mission includes the study of private and public transactions and disputes in domestic and international arenas. It brings together a community of scholars and students from a variety of fields across UCLA and throughout southern California with overlapping scholarly, teaching and practice interests.

All Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Colloquium presentations are free and open to the public; no registration or enrollment is necessary to attend. Meetings are generally held on Thursday afternoons from 5:00 - 6:40pm at the UCLA School of Law.

CLE credit (1.5 hours of general MCLE credit per presentation) is available for members of the California Bar at no charge. UCLA School of Law is a State Bar if California approved MCLE provider.

Fifth Annual Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Colloquium
In the Spring 2014 semester we will present our fifth annual Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Colloquium, featuring leading scholars in the field from around the nation in law, business, psychology, public policy, and sociology. Colloquium events take place on selected Thursdays from 5:00-6:40 p.m., with an informal reception immediately afterward. The events are open to all students, faculty, attorneys, and members of the general public. Continuing legal education credit is available to members of the California Bar free of charge.

Please click the following link for a list of our upcoming Spring 2014 speakers: Colloquium Schedule

If you would like to see a sample of the presentations offered, please see the following video of one our speakers Thomas Stipanowich (Pepperdine University School of Law):


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For more information, please contact Linda Kang (kangl@law.ucla.edu).


About the Director

Russell KorobkinProfessor Russell Korobkin is the program's faculty director. He is the author of Negotiation Theory and Strategy (2d ed., 2009), as well as more than 50 scholarly and popular articles on negotiation, mediation and other subjects. In addition to teaching negotiation, contracts and health care law at UCLA, he has taught negotiation at Harvard, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Arizona, and he regularly teaches short courses in negotiation to M.B.A. students at the German Graduate School of Business and Law in Heilbronn, Germany, and LL.M. students at Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He also provides private mediation services and conducts negotiation training workshops for legal and business organizations. Prior to entering academia, Professor Korobkin received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University, clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and worked as a lawyer at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C. 

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Senior Fellows

The Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program's Senior Fellows are faculty members from UCLA and other area universities who conduct research related to negotiation and conflict resolution and who participate regularly in the program's activities.

Hiro Aragaki

Hiro Aragaki joined the Loyola faculty in 2011.  His scholarly interests cluster around the intersection of contract and procedure.  He has written extensively on federal arbitration law and on interest-based dispute resolution in the public sphere.  His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal Online, among others. His most recent work, Equal Opportunity for Arbitration, was selected for presentation in the Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution category at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.  In 2011, he traveled to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to train judges and lawyers in mediation and to provide advice on the design of an effective court-connected ADR program.

Before coming to Loyola, Professor Aragaki was an Assistant Professor of Law & Ethics at Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration in New York, where he taught courses on business law.   Prior to that, he practiced law with international law firms, served as an arbitrator and mediator, and clerked for the Hon. Fern M. Smith, U.S. District Court (N.D. Cal.).

Professor Aragaki graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He received a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale College and an M.Phil. in Social and Political Theory from Cambridge University, where he held a Benefactor’s Scholarship at St. John’s College.

David Babbe
Professor Babbe teaches clinical courses at UCLA School of Law in Trial Advocacy, Depositions, Pretrial Litigation and Negotiation. Prior to joining UCLA, Professor Babbe was a litigation partner with Morrison & Foerster, where he served as Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office and Chair of the firm’s Los Angeles litigation department. While in private practice, he handled complex business litigation matters with special emphasis in the areas of professional liability and insurance coverage and received professional recognition from Chambers USA (2004-09) and Best Lawyers of America (2006-09).  He has served on the board of directors/trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Western Center on Law and Poverty, and the Center for Civic Mediation.  He is currently a member of the Local Rules Advisory Committee for the federal district court of the Central District of California.  Professor Babbe received his B.A. from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. 

Daniel J. Bussel
Professor Daniel Bussel's scholarship focuses on contract law and bankruptcy.  For nearly two decades at UCLA Law, he has taught Contracts, Bankruptcy, Corporate Reorganizations, Commercial Law I and Advanced Commercial Law.  Since 2001, Professor Bussel has been a partner at Klee Tuchin Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, a premier business reorganization and corporate insolvency boutique law firm.  He brings both theoretical insights and relevant practical experience in bankruptcy to his classes at the law school.

Upon graduating from law school, Professor Bussel clerked first for Justice Stephen G. Breyer, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Thereafter, he served for one year as an associate independent counsel for the U. S. Department of Justice in connection with the criminal investigation of the Wedtech scandal. Professor Bussel later practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, specializing in corporate reorganization. He is a Fellow at the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

Professor Bussel's most recent casebooks include Bankruptcy (with Professor William Warren) (8th ed. 2009) and Contract Law and Its Application (with Professor Arthur Rosett) (7th ed. 2007).

Peter Carnevale
Professor Peter Carnevale is a researcher on negotiation, mediation, group problem solving and creativity, whose work is published in leading psychology and management journals. Since 2007, Professor Carnevale has been a member of the faculty of USC Marshall School of Business. Previously, he was Professor of Psychology at New York University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was a visiting professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book (with Carsten de Dreu), Methods of Negotiation Research, was winner of the 2008 International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Award for Most Outstanding Book. He was recipient of the Jeffrey Z. Rubin Theory-to-Practice Award from the Harvard University Program on Negotiation and International Association for Conflict Management, the Most Influential Article Award from the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management and the Erik H. Erikson Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology. His current research on negotiation is funded by the National Science Foundation. He teaches negotiation in the MBA, undergraduate, and Ph.D. programs at USC as well as in the Global Executive MBA Program, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Professor Carnevale received his B.A. from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Professor Feldman teaches Negotiation and Transition to Practice at the UCLA School of Law. He is a retired corporate partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (WGM) specializing in real estate acquisition and development, and bankruptcy and restructuring. Feldman's practice has covered the full range of real estate transactions, including and cross-border transactions with particular emphasis on transactions in Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. He was the leader of a 25-lawyer team at WGM in representation of the Chapter 11 Debtors' Estate of Enron Corporation in analyzing and negotiating settlements for the infamous off-ballance-sheet partnerships of Enron.

Craig Fox
Craig Fox is Professor of Policy at the Anderson School of Management and Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He is also Co-Director of the UCLA Interdisciplinary Research Group in Behavioral Decision Making. Fox’s research explores decision making under risk, uncertainty, and ambiguity.  This work employs a combination of experimental methods including surveys, field studies, laboratory experiments, and brain imaging techniques. His research papers have appeared in top journals of management, economics, psychology, neuroscience, and law. 

Professor Fox teaches MBA and executive courses in managerial decision-making, strategy, negotiation, leadership, and dynamic management as well as Ph.D. courses in decision making.  He joined the UCLA faculty in 2003 after six years at the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University), where he was named the 2001 “Outstanding Faculty Member” and remains an adjunct faculty member. 

Professor Fox earned a B.A. in economics and psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he completed his thesis work with Daniel Kahneman.  He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Stanford University under the supervision of the late Amos Tversky.​ 

Timothy F. Malloy
Timothy Malloy is a Professor of Law, and is one of the Faculty Directors of the UCLA Law and Environmental Health Sustainable Technology Policy Program.  He teaches Environmental Aspects of Business Transactions, Regulatory Lawyering, Regulation of the Business Firm and Contracts.  To varying degrees, each of the courses focuses upon transactional aspects of law and lawyering, including negotiation in a variety of contexts. With Ann Carlson and Sean Hecht, Professor Malloy is also Co-Director of the School of Law's Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic. He is a member of the UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, and serves on the State of California Green Ribbon Science Panel.  After receiving his law degree, Professor Malloy clerked for Judge Donald W. VanArtsdalen of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1998, after spending a combined 12 years in practice at private firms and at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III. His practice involved transactional work, compliance counseling and environmental litigation.  Professor Malloy's research interests focus on environmental, chemical and nanotechnology policy, regulatory policy and organizational theory, with particular emphasis on the relationship between regulatory design and implementation and the structure of business organizations.

Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Carrie Menkel-Meadow is Founding Faculty and Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of over 15 books and close to 200 articles on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Civil Procedure, Feminist Jurisprudence, Legal Ethics, the Legal Profession and Legal Education, including, most recently, the three volume, Complex Dispute Resolution: Foundations; Multi-Party Dispute Resolution and  International Dispute Resolution (Ashgate, 2012) and the text, Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (2nd ed. 2011 Wolters Kluwer). In addition she has published the edited volumes, What’s Fair: Ethics for Negotiators (with Michael Wheeler, Harvard Business School, Wiley Publishers, 2004) and Mediation: Theory Policy and Practice (Ashgate, 2001) and with Lela Love and Andrea Schneider, the texts, Negotiation: Processes for Problem Solving and Mediation: Practice Policy and Ethics (Wolters Kluwer 2006). In 2011 she was awarded the First (ever) Award for  Outstanding Scholarly Work in Dispute Resolution by the American Bar Association. In addition to her scholarship, Professor Menkel-Meadow is an active mediator and arbitrator in both private and public disputes, both domestically and internationally. She has taught in over 20 countries and while a member of the Georgetown Law Center faculty (where she was Chettle Professor of Law, Dispute  Resolution and Civil Procedure for over 15 years) she was Faculty Director and Professor of the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London (2009-2010). She has won teaching awards both at Georgetown (Frank Flegal Teaching Award, 2006) and at UCLA Law (Rutter Award, 1992) where she was a professor law for almost 20 years (1979-1998). She has won First Prize for Scholarship on ADR from the International Center for Prevention and Resolution of Disputes (CPR) three times (1983, 1990 and 1998). She has consulted on dispute resolution processes for the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Red Cross, the Federal Judicial Center and many other private and public institutions.

 Forrest Mosten
Forrest "Woody" Mosten is a collaborative attorney, mediator, author and adjunct professor of law at UCLA School of Law who is in high demand as a key note conference speaker and conflict resolution seminars throughout the world. Named as a Los Angeles Super Lawyer in Family Law and Mediation, Mosten maintains an active practice as a family lawyer and never goes to court. The California State Bar has recognizes him as a Certified Family Law Specialist. He is editor of Family Court Review's Special Issue on Collaborative Practice to be published April, 2011, Chair of the National Task Force for a Peacemaking Museum, and has been honored by UC Riverside with the establishment of the Forrest S. Mosten Peace and Conflict Resolution Program and by the Southern California Mediation Association by the Forrest S. Mosten Conflict Resolution Library Program.  He is the recipient of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Lawyer as Problem Solver Award, ABA Lifetime Legal Access Award, ABA Frank Sander Lecturer, Southern California Peacemaker of the Year and is the recipient of  the prestigious Los Angeles County Bar Louis M. Brown Conflict Prevention Award (William Ury and Dennis Ross are two other recipients).

Mosten is the author of four  books and numerous articles on conflict resolution and legal access. He is and is dedicated to encourage professionals on all levels to make peacemaking their day job. He can be reached at www.MostenMediation.com.

Katherine V.W. Stone
Professor Katherine Stone is a leading expert in arbitration law, labor and employment law, and the law of dispute resolution in the United States.  Since 2004, Professor Stone has been a member of the faculty of UCLA School of Law.  Previously, she was Professor of Law at Cornell Law School and Anne Evans Estabrook Professor of Dispute Resolution at Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She has also taught at Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, New York University Law School, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School.  Professor Stone received her B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.  She practiced law at Cohen Weiss & Simon and at Rabinowitz Boudin Standard Krinsky & Lieberman in New York City.

Professor Stone was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2008 and a Russell Sage Fellowship for 2008-2009 for her work on the changing nature of employment and the regulatory implications.  Her recent book, From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace (Cambridge University Press in 2004) won the 2005 Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association for the "outstanding book that best links scholarship to struggles for justice in the real world."  The book was also the Finalist (Second Place) for the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  Her latest book, ARBITRATION LAW, 2ND EDITION, was published by the Foundation Press in 2010.  Earlier books by Professor Stone include Rethinking Comparative Labor Law: Bridging the Past and the Future (with Benjamin Aaron, eds.) (Van Der Plas Press, 2007);  Arbitration Law (Foundation Press, 2003) and Private Justice: Alternative Dispute Resolution and The Law (Foundation Press, 2000).

Professor Stone teaches courses in arbitration law, labor law, employment law, labor and social policy, and contract law.  She is an active participant in a number of organizations and committees, including the Law and Society Association, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, and the International Society of Labor Law and Social Security (Executive Board). She has serves on the United Nations Committee of Experts for its Decent Work Initiative.

Rebecca Stone
Professor Rebecca Stone teaches and writes about contract law, law & economics, and legal philosophy.