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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
USC Gould School of Law

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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.

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

Attend an event near you or online:

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

RECENT NEWS

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A career of advancing Asian American inclusion in law
May 17, 2022

Gould Alumni Spotlight: Albert C. Lum, LLB 1965


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Professor Abby Wood invited to testify before Senate committee about ‘dark money’ and disclosures
May 11, 2022

Professor testifies on court transparency before the U.S. Senate Committee


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A long journey to good works
May 10, 2022

Alex Tron named winner of Irmas Fellowship