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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate Program

To obtain a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution, students must take a total of at least 12 units of the mandatory and elective courses listed below. No more than 4 units of the mandatory or elective alternative dispute resolution courses may be taken CR/D/F. The certificate program offers two tracks-the mediation track and the arbitration track. Students need not select a track to satisfy the program requirements. Please note that not all courses are offered every year.

Any questions concerning the certificate requirements may be directed to the ADR Program Director, Professor Lisa Klerman.

PDFRequirements for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate



Table 1: Mandatory Course Requirements for All Students

Mandatory Courses Units Course
ADR Law and Policy, Arbitration and Mediation 3 Units LAW-715
ADR Ethics 2 Units LAW-819
Select 1 Additional Mandatory Class
ADR Clause Drafting 1 Unit LAW-822
Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution 2 Units LAW-829
International Arbitration 3 Units LAW-817

Table 2: The Arbitration Track

Elective Courses Units Course
ADR Clause Drafting (If Not Selected as Mandatory Course) 1 Unit LAW-822
Arbitration Advocacy 2 Units LAW-824
Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution (If Not Selected as Mandatory Course) 2 Units LAW-829
Arbitration in the United States 3 Units LAW-813
International Arbitration (If Not Selected as Mandatory Course) 3 Units LAW-817
International Investment Law & Arbitration 2 Units LAW-626
Labor Arbitration 2 Units LAW-829
International Arbitration Competition (two semester course) 5 units LAW-833
Practicums/Externships Varies LAW-825

Table 3: The Mediation Track

Elective Courses Units Course
Business Mediation 1 Unit TBD
Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution (If Not Selected as Mandatory Course) 2 Units LAW-829
Employment Dispute Mediation 1 Unit LAW-826
Family Law Mediation Clinic 4 Units LAW-869
International Negotiation and Mediation 2 Units LAW-863
Mediation Clinic (Year Long Course) 8 Units LAW-630
Advanced Mediation Clinic (typically a year-long course) 6-8 Units LAW-893
Mediation Advocacy 3 Units LAW-828
Negotiation 3 Units LAW-712
Practicums/Externships Varies TBD
Mock Mediation and Mediation Competitions Varies TBD
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