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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
USC Gould School of Law

There is still time to apply for Spring 2022!

Apply by November 1 to waive your $75 application fee.

(Note: If you are an international student who requires a student visa, inquire at gipadmissions@law.usc.edu before applying for Spring '22 term.)

We are also accepting applications for our Fall 2022 term and you can also receive a $30 LSAC report fee waiver by completing our form.

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:

RECENT NEWS

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Professor Franita Tolson testifies at hearing calling for restoration of Voting Rights Act
October 18, 2021

Senate hearing follows appearances by Tolson before House of Representatives committees


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Key cases spotlighted at Supreme Court Preview
October 14, 2021

Professor Rebecca Brown moderates discussion with UC Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky


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Record-setting JD admissions trajectory continues with USC Gould Class of 2024
September 10, 2021

JD Class of 2024 sets new academic milestones and is one of the most diverse classes ever


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