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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Join us for a lunch and learn on Tuesday, April 23 to learn more about the Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at USC Gould. Register here for details

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.



Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

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


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, such as:

  • March 26, 2019 - 5 p.m.
    International Arbitration Career Panel - USC Gould School of Law

Participate in experiential learning activities, such as:

  • March 19, 2019 - 4 p.m.
    USC vs. Cornell ADR Scrimmage - USC Gould School of Law

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

Attend an ADR Info Session & Class Visit in September 2019 to learn more:

  • September 19, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.
  • September 26, 2019 - 5:30 p.m.


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