The Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program
The Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program grew out of a nationwide consumer class action settlement. The supervising court directed a $3 million cy pres award to the Law School to endow a program in litigation and dispute resolution to help train the nation's next generation of dispute resolvers.
The program is named in honor of Cecil D. Branstetter ('49), a distinguished Law School alumnus, whose firm, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, won the suit.
The Branstetter Program achieves the goals of the cy pres award through a rich and varied curriculum, robust discussions among scholars, practitioners, and students, and ambitious research and scholarship.