Expertise: ADR Policy and Dispute System Design and International Court ADR

Education: B.A. with honors in Social Anthropology and Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz and UC Hastings College of the Law


Sheila Purcell is the Director and Clinical Professor of the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. The Center received the 2011 and 2013 Otis Award for Excellence in ADR Education. She designed and directed an award winning partnership of the San Mateo Superior Court, bar and community with civil, small claims, family, probate, complex litigation and juvenile programs. She has received special recognition from California’s Supreme Court Chief Justice and is a frequent consultant and presenter nationally and internationally.

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