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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
USC Gould School of Law

There is still time to apply for Fall 2021!
We've extended our fee waiver offers

  • Apply by March 31, 2021, to waive your $75 application fee
  • Complete our survey to waive your $30 LSAC report fee

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.

Degrees

Certificates

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

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

Clinics

Competitions

  • International Arbitration Moot Competition at American University Washington College of Law
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
  • Inter-University ADR Scrimmage
Organizations and Events

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

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

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