Even though you are not applying to our LLM degree, you must still create an LLM account through LSAC, as LSAC does not issue alternate accounts. After you create an LLM account, you will be able to select your certificate of choice and the corresponding USC Gould online application form.
Please download our step-by-step instructions for completing your application to help you during the application process.
Earning the stand-alone certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers you a credential that demonstrates your specialized training in this growing field. In addition to building valuable negotiation, mediation and arbitration skills, you will develop an understanding of underlying policies and legal ramifications for a range of ADR options.
The ADR certificate is offered by USC Gould's comprehensive Judge Judith O. Hollinger Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution. You may begin your studies in the fall or spring semesters.
ADR is a fast-growing field, and our certificate prepares you to meaningfully participate in ADR matters while giving you an advantage in the global employment marketplace.
The freestanding ADR certificate is ideal for:
The ADR certificate will provide you with a competitive edge in your field, whether you are a recent university graduate or an established professional.
You will learn alongside our JD, LLM, LLM in ADR and MDR students in dynamic and engaging classrooms. The ADR curriculum provides a convenient, flexible way to pursue this advanced training, while meeting your professional and personal obligations.
You can complete the ADR certificate in as few as two semesters.
If you are completing your first law degree or undergraduate degree, you may apply for admission. You must submit academic records of all law and undergraduate coursework completed at the time you apply. If admitted, you will be required to submit final transcripts showing your degree was awarded before you begin the certificate.
Through the stand-alone ADR certificate, you will: