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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.