February 19, 2013 - The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution increased its ranking in the broad field of "Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution" in the 2012 Washington & Lee rankings of law reviews, released February 18, 2013.

The Journal moved to number 8 in 2012, up from from number 9 in 2011.

The CJCR is now ahead of Pepperdine's competing ADR journal for the first time in the Journal's history. U.S. News & World Report ranks Pepperdine as the number 1 Dispute Resolution program in the country.

The Journal had a banner year in other ways as well. They have expanded from two annual issues to three. This extra issue will allow Cardozo to attract even more first-rate scholarship, making the publication more competitive with ADR journals at Harvard, Ohio State and Pepperdine. They also launched a revitalized website (www.cardozojcr.com) and new Twitter account (@cardozojcr), which already has nearly 400 followers.

Most importantly, this year has seen contributions from some of the nation’s foremost thinkers in arbitration, mediation and negotiation, including groundbreaking scholarship from: Thomas Carbonneau (Penn State), Robert Condlin (University of Maryland), Charles Craver (George Washington), Heather Scheiwe Kulp (Harvard), Janet Martinez (Stanford), and Stephen Ware (University of Kansas).