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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould School of Law Center for Dispute Resolution is one of the nation's longest-standing and most comprehensive offerings in arbitration and mediation. Students in the program learn to negotiate many types of settlements out of court while gaining skills relevant to any area of legal or business practice.

Overview and Faculty

Learn about the benefits of this area of concentration in our alternative dispute resolution (ADR) overview and meet our dedicated ADR faculty.

Curriculum and Degrees

Earn a degree and/or certificate in alternative dispute resolution — one of the most dynamic fields within law and business today.

Degrees

Certificates

Experiential Learning

Benefit from a wide range of hands-on skills training, often in direct service to clients.

JD Clinics

Graduate Program Clinics

JD Competitions

  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition

Organizations, Events and News

Join the Gould Dispute Resolution Society as USC Gould students to further promote educational and networking opportunities.

Attend professional conferences and speaker series to learn from some of the field's leading practitioners, such as:

  • ADR Speaker Series
  • USC-JAMS Arbitration Institute's Entertainment ADR Symposium - USC Gould School of Law

Attend an event near you or online:

Read about ADR faculty, students, and alumni in the news:

We are still accepting applications for Fall 2024. Apply now to waive your $75 application fee!

You can also receive a $34 LSAC report fee waiver by completing our form.