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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

USC Gould's Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution is one of the nation's longest-standing and most comprehensive offerings in arbitration and mediation. It was established with a visionary gift of $5 million in 2015 to prepare students for the emerging ADR field. 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

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

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

Experiential Learning

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

Clinics

Organizations and Events

Organizations, Events and News

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

Attend professional conferences and speaker series to learn from some of the field's leading practitioners.

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RECENT NEWS

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On-the Job and Living with Mental Health Disorders
November 14, 2018

Prof. Elyn Saks leads discussion on reducing stigma in the workplace


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Prof. Lisa Klerman Honored by the SCMA
November 9, 2018

Klerman is a renowned expert in alternative dispute resolution


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Teamwork, Trust and Personal Disputes
October 29, 2018

In a collaboration with the LAFD, the Mediation Clinic helps resolve conflicts between firefighters