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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

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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

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:

  • October 28, 2019
    Steering your Career toward Arbitration - USC Gould School of Law
  • November 1-2, 2019
    SCMA Annual Conference - LA Grand Hotel, Los Angeles
  • November 4, 2019
    Alternative Careers in ADR - USC Gould School of Law
  • November 11, 2019
    Building your Mediation Practice - USC Gould School of Law
  • November 19, 2019
    The Future of Arbitration – USC Gould School of Law

Participate in experiential learning activities, such as:

  • March 22-29, 2020
    Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
  • March 2020
    USC vs. Cornell ADR Scrimmage - USC Gould School of Law

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

Attend an information session for prospective students:

  • ADR Lunch & Learn (click on link for recording)
  • ADR Career Basics ((click on link for recording)
  • Attend another recruiting event near you:

  • Recruiting Events 2019-20


    FX Chairman John Landgraf Headlines Entertainment Law Event at USC Gould
    November 20, 2019

    Institute draws attorneys, artists and executives.


    USC expands effort to protect elections from digital attacks
    November 18, 2019

    With support from Google, USC schools to train election officials nationwide.


    Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Justin Hoyt
    November 13, 2019

    The LLM in ADR alum is an arbitrator, discovery referee and mediator, JAMS research attorney and Gould lecturer.