The Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program grew out of a nationwide consumer class action settlement. The supervising court directed a $3 million cypres 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.
Professor Richard Nagareda served as the Branstetter Program's founding Director. Professor Ingrid Wuerth currently directs the Branstetter Program.
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.