Alternative Dispute Resolution

If you are interested in helping people resolve conflict, if you want to learn negotiation and communication skills that will be immediately useful to you and to your future clients, if you want to collaborate with other professionals in settling real cases involving real people, consider registering for the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Clinic.

Alternative Dispute Resolution encompasses processes available to disputants to address conflict outside of litigation, particularly mediation and arbitration. The ADR Clinic is an opportunity for students to learn about, observe, and participate in these various processes. The Clinic will equip students to function effectively in a spectrum of legal disputes and to apply theoretical frameworks of dispute resolution in the context of real-world issues and complexities.

Course Structure

The ADR Clinic consists of  a classroom component that meets during the semester and a practicum in which students mediate district court criminal cases, Medicaid appeals in the Office of Administrative Hearings, and participate in other ADR related processes and activities.  Students interested in taking this course should read “What Students Need to Know About the ADR Clinic,” which is posted on the DRI TWEN page.


Students must have completed one of the following:

  • Superior Court Mediation – Day (1) or Evening (2)
  • Mediation (2 or 3 credit hours)

Contact Information

Supervising Attorney:  If you need legal assistance, please contact the Legal Clinic at 919-530-7166.