USC Launches Two Master Degrees in Alternative Dispute Resolution

The school will offer an LL.M. in ADR, as well as another master's degree aimed at non-lawyers

Alternative Dispute Resolution – or ADR – will be the focus of two new Master programs at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, beginning fall 2017.

The one-year full-time programs will train professionals in arbitration and mediation. Part-time options are available.

According to the university, less than 2 percent of lawsuits make it to trial, making ADR a value tool for both lawyers and other professionals working in government, business and human resources.

The new Master of Dispute Resolution will cater to these professionals, as well as lawyers, equipping them with the tools to manage ADR and mediation in the public and private sectors.

As well as the law classes, students will be able to take classes is business, communication and public policy.

The second new offering, the Master of Laws in Alternative Dispute Resolution (an "LL.M. in ADR"), is for lawyers looking to specialize in ADR.

Applications for both programs are now being accepted for fall 2017. Partial scholarships will be offered to all members of the inaugural class of each program.

More information is available on the school’s website.


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