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A Year of Reflection and Action in the Midst of Crisis 
By Deborah T. Eisenberg
August 27, 2020

This year, we have been challenged to reimagine our work and consider the relevance of the ADR field to current events and to the legal profession more generally. Read more


MSDE and C-DRUM: A Collaborative Approach 
September 8, 2020

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and C-DRUM are collaborating to increase the capacity of school districts around the state to implement restorative approaches to discipline. Read more

Mediation Clinic Wins ADR Award from District Court of Maryland
March 4, 2020 

Maryland Carey Law’s Mediation Clinic is the 2020 recipient of the District Court of Maryland Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution’s ADR Program Achievement Award. Read more


Erin Levitas Initiative for Sexual Assault Prevention 
September 8, 2020

In its second year, the Levitas Initiative uses an interdisciplinary approach, combining the expertise of law students and social work students to implement the curriculum in schools. Read more


ADR Team Competition Round-up 
By Kristen Wells
September 8, 2020

The Maryland Carey Law Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Team had a successful 2019-20 season. Despite the shortened Spring semester, the Maryland Carey Law competed in five competitions. Read more


Reflections from a Ronna K. Jablow Mediation Fellow 
Kayla Johnson ’21 
September 8, 2020

During the Summer of 2020, I had the privilege of serving as the Ronna K. Jablow Mediation Fellow and the opportunity to work with incredible staff at Community Mediation Maryland (CMM). Read more


Addressing Conflict: UMB’s Workplace Mediation Service  
September 8, 2020

In September 2019, C-DRUM launched the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Workplace Mediation Service (WMS), a resource for employees to use mediation to address workplace conflicts. Read more


Eighth Class of Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellows 
September 8, 2020

The Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellows Program celebrated its eighth class in November 2019. The Fellows program convenes Maryland leaders in government, business, and non-profit sectors. Read more


New Staff Attorney-Mediator Ati Alipour
September 8, 2020

In August, Ati Alipour joined C-DRUM in the new role of Staff Attorney-Mediator. In this position, Ati will work closely with the Mediation Clinic and broadly support Maryland Carey Law’s dispute resolution program. Read more


2020 Dispute Resolution Graduation  
May 28, 2020

From a dedicated academic concentration to experiential application of skills, to co-curricular student groups, this year’s dispute resolution graduates truly embraced the value of the attorney as problem-solver. Read more