About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
- Student Life
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
- Alumni and Giving
Alumni and Giving
The global Trojan network of more than 10,000 law alumni and donors include recognized leaders in numerous fields who are deeply committed to supporting student and law school success.
Standalone Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Certificate
- STANDALONE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) CERTIFICATE
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Requirements and Courses
ADR certificate students must complete 12 units, including the following two mandatory courses:
- ADR Law and Policy: Arbitration and Mediation
- ADR Ethics
You must also select at least one of the following mandatory courses:
- International Arbitration
- ADR Clause Drafting
- Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
You may select courses from among the available ADR curriculum to complete the 12 units for the certificate.
Courses completed as a part of the standalone ADR certificate may be applied to our LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution or our Master of Dispute Resolution for those who chose to apply, are admitted and enroll in either degree.
However, courses used toward a degree completed at USC Gould or another university may not be applied toward this certificate.