Levin College of Law

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution Initiative

At the Conflict Resolution Initiative, UF Law students provide mediation services to other UF students, faculty, and the Gainesville community at large. All law student mediators have been trained by a primary trainer certified by the Dispute Resolution Center of the Florida Supreme Court.

Our Goal at C.R.I. is to:

  • Save you time and valuable energy in resolving disputes
  • Provide a purely confidential avenue of redress for many of life’s problems, no matter how small
  • Help parties feel better about reaching a satisfying resolution to their dispute.
  • Give you the ability to avoid the high cost of formal litigation

To request an appointment for mediation fill out the form

The CRI is also working in conjunction with the Dean of Students Office Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

Our Services

All mediation services provided by the Conflict Resolution Initiative are 100 percent free. By coming to us you will save money and receive the same mediation service offered by the Florida courts. Our mediations are a great way to solve any dispute and avoid the high cost of formal litigation.

Our student mediators are professionally trained to provide the following services:

  • Mediation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Restorative Justice
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Facilitated Dialogues

All of these techniques are used to prevent the escalation of a conflict and provide closure for the parties to a dispute.

Still have questions about how we can help you? Send us an email at cri@law.ufl.edu.

Student Mediators

Stay up to date with all of our upcoming events by using the Student Mediator Informational Calendar


For media related questions please contact cri@law.ufl.edu

CRI in the Media

March 28, 2011
Nearly 30 students participate in mediation training held by Conflict Resolution Initiative

Trustworthiness. Honesty. Persuasiveness. Compassion. Objectivity.

These are qualities of a good mediator identified by the 27 Levin College of Law students who took part in the first Mediation Training Program held March 18-21 at UF Law.

The training was hosted by the Conflict Resolution Initiative (CRI), a newly founded group sponsored by the Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR), under direction of Legal Skills Professor Robin Davis, and Gators for More »

March 3, 2011
Law school students to assist in conflict mediation

The question of how to deal with an annoying roommate has finally been answered.

The most common conflicts brought to the Dean of Students Office are roommate disputes in the dorms, said Chris Loschiavo, assistant dean of students.

The Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution has paired with the Levin College of Law to create a new way of resolving disputes on campus. More »