About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 120-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and specialized areas.
USC Gould helps prepare you for a stellar legal career. You can pursue a JD degree, one of our numerous graduate and international offerings, or an online degree or certificate.
Participate in an unparalleled learning experience with diversity of people and thought. Get involved in the law school community and participate in activities that enhance your studies.
We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
USC Gould School of Law
- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
We are accepting applications for Spring 2024. Apply now to waive your $75 application fee!
You can also receive a $34 LSAC school report fee waiver by completing our form.
International students should complete their applications by September 1.
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
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
Earn a degree and/or certificate in alternative dispute resolution — one of the most dynamic fields within law and business today.
Benefit from a wide range of hands-on skills training, often in direct service to clients.
- Mediation Clinic
- Advanced Mediation Clinic
- Family Law Mediation Clinic
- Practicums/Externships (JD)
- International Arbitration Competition (JD)
- Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
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 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:
A lifelong love of storytelling
September 18, 2023
USC Gould welcomes JD class that raises standards of achievement
September 18, 2023
New 1L class is the most academically accomplished on record at the law school
Facing the tragedy of war
September 13, 2023
Professor Marcela Prieto’s new book, “The Morality of the Laws of War,” argues for strengthening international law to el...