The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (CJCR) features topics in alternative dispute resolution and mediation. The Journal reflects the prominence of Cardozo’s program in Alternative Dispute Resolution, which includes the school's pioneering mediation clinic; participation in intraschool and national counseling, negotiation, and mediation advocacy competitions; a student chapter of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; and various other symposia and events.
The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution has been ranked #1 in the nation in Dispute Resolution by the Washington & Lee University Law Journal Rankings.
The Journal, published three times a year, is a key component of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution. It aims to explore all aspects of this burgeoning field of law and its relationship to legal practice, scholarship, and jurisprudence.
CJCR also sponsors an annual International Advocate for Peace (IAP) Award. This award honors individuals who embody a passion for and commitment to the pursuit of peace and of resolution of difficult international problems. Recipients come to Cardozo to present a speech on conflict and resolution. Award recipients include: President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Senator George Mitchell, John Wallach and Seeds of Peace, playwright Eve Ensler, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Betty Murungi, Ambassador Dennis Ross, Abigail Disney and Sir Paul McCartney.
"As a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Conflict Resolution, I'm incredibly proud to see this year's rankings. Journal rankings reflect scholarly citations over a five-year period. That means that the hard work of student editors -- selecting groundbreaking scholarship, working closely with authors, publicizing articles -- bears fruit far into the future. Thanks to Professor Love's thoughtful influence, dispute resolution has become embedded into Cardozo's DNA. Our students think of themselves as problem-solvers. And our Journal editors are well-versed in currently scholarly conversations about novel ways that legal problems can be solved. It's so gratifying to know that academics trust our Journal as an important place to share their ideas. Our editors work hard to earn that trust."