Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR)

Photo of row of columns

Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR)

The New Jersey City University Institute for Dispute Resolution under the platform of the University Business School aims to promote international negotiation and mediation techniques to manage disputes in cross border commercial, investor-state and general conflict resolution forums. The Institute applies these principals through applied research in the fields of negotiation and mediation studies. The Institutes mission: 

to promote trade and commerce applying international mediation from a business school prospective and promote New Jersey as a place to conduct cross border disputes.

The key objectives to implement this mission:

  • Program Initiatives include CLE & Symposiums to promote international cross border negotiations and mediation in the State of New Jersey.
  • Cohort Programs with others International Business Schools to promote global trade and commerce applying negotiations and mediation modalities to manage dispute risks.
  • Creation of the International Dispute Resolution Center of New Jersey to handle cross border cases.
  • Promote legislative based initiatives to promote New Jersey as a seat for international dispute resolution.
  • Foster relationships with stakeholders in government, NGOs and international organizations to promote Center goals in applied research and fieldwork studies.

Applied Research in field of mediation. This includes:

  • Seminars and Programs geared toward mediation from a transnational order
  • Exchange programs with other international Universities globally including establishment of sister centers
  • Field work in mediation with NGOs
  • Publications
  • A Degree based initiative in the field of study of ADR focused on cross border disputes under the Business School.
  • Legislative Policy Initiatives originated through the center or as a co-participant with other stakeholders to promote dispute solution based practice.
Photo of IDR special presentation


IDR will continue its work supporting mediation and the hands-on learning experiences our NJCU students receive through cultural exchanges, competitions, and research.

TEST image of gavel and laptops in a mediation process
IDR Conference
David Weiss, Esq., director of the NJCU School of Business Institute for Dispute Resolution, standing at a podium in the Skyline Room of the School of Business

Contact Us

Institute for Dispute Resolution

NJCU School of Business
200 Hudson Street
Harborside 2
Jersey City, NJ 07311

Directions to NJCU’s School of Business

Advisory Committee

coming soon


David S. Weiss Esq.
Founder, Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR)
Assistant Professor, School of Business, Management

Photo of ionic column

Support IDR