Grants and Pro Bono

Grants and Pro Bono Partnerships 

The Negotiation and Resolution Program has garnered two grants to fund community and international dispute resolution curriculum development and outreach programs. The ADR Program was awarded a three-year $244,302 grant from the U.S. State Department to foster a faculty exchange and resource development program with the Katmandu School of Law and non-governmental organizations in Nepal.

Community Mediation Training for Ethic Leaders - C.J. Larkin, (front row, second from left)

The Program also was awarded a two-year $90,000 shared grant from the ASC Foundation for a collaborative project  with the International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis, “Finding Peace and Security in a New Land: Community Mediation Training for Ethnic Leaders.”  Through this project, the ADR Program faculty and the Community Justice Clinic students provide mediation training and resource materials to immigrant and refugee leaders in the St. Louis community. 

Through a partnership with U.S. Arbitration & Mediation Midwest, Inc., the Program provides pro bono, half day CLE programs at the School of Law for lawyers, students, and the community.  The next seminar will be “Winning in Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Critical Decision Making for Litigators” on April 20, 2007.  For more information on upcoming seminars, please call Amy Staten at (314) 231-4642, or e-mail:

Mortgage Loan Mediation Project
Professor Tokarz and students in the Civil Rights, Community Justice and Mediation Clinic have collaborated with Beyond Housing in St. Louis and US Arbitration & Mediation Services-Midwest to provide research, negotiation and mediation assistance, and legislative advocacy on the development of mortgage loan foreclosure mediation in the St. Louis metro region.

U.S. Residential Mortgage Loan Foreclosure Mediation Programs
Proposed Model Ordinance
"Foreclosure Mediation Programs: A Crucial and Effective Response by States, Cities, and Courts to the Foreclosure Crisis"