The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution awarded Professor Nancy Schultz the inaugural Coach of the Year award at
The 13th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament on March 5-8, 2014
. The academy presented her the award for her years of service and continued success of our students.

“Coaching is a privilege. It is truly a labor of love. It requires ‘giving up’ evenings and weekends, and spending lots of hours on airplanes.  But the rewards are enormous–helping students develop professional skills and values while getting to know them as people, using creative problem-solving and analytical abilities, and making friends.  Public recognition is nice, and much appreciated, but the real joy is being able to spend every day doing something that is both meaningful and a lot of fun.” – Professor Nancy Schultz.

nancy-schultzNancy Schultz
 is a professor of law and director of the
Competitions and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
 at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. She served on the American Bar Association Law Student Division Competitions Committee for 12 years, and currently serves on the International Client Counseling Competition Committee, as well as the International Negotiation Competition Committee, where she is the North American representative to the Executive Committee. Professor Schultz also chairs the International Law School Mediation Tournament.

The focus of the
InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution
 is education at the undergraduate, graduate, law school, and professional levels. The Academy is made up of lawyers, judges, professors, and other professionals, all having an abiding conviction that mediation is the better way. As the Academy has grown, it has become the umbrella organization of three distinct student organizations – the InterNational ADR Society, the International Law School Mediation Tournament, and the National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.