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Dispute Resolution Concentration

Many legal problems can be solved before they go to court. With its large number of clinics and skills courses, a concentration in Dispute Resolution is the ideal supplementary program for students looking for a hands-on, practice-based curriculum that provides the expertise needed to become skilled and knowledgeable in various aspects of dispute resolution, including mediation, negotiation, and conflict management. The program offers students a wide variety of courses and clinics to choose from so that they may tailor the curriculum to serve their interests, whether those interests lie in criminal procedure, environmental and natural resources law, family and child law, or any other practice area. The faculty teaching in dispute resolution periodically reviews and refines its dispute resolution course offerings, to reflect student interest and feedback and areas of faculty expertise.

Requirements

To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete six of the following courses*:

  • ADR Survey
  • Arbitration
  • Federal Judicial Settlement Practice
  • Mediation
  • Small Claims Mediation Clinic
  • Probate Mediation Clinic
  • Negotiation
  • Nonprofit Clinic
  • Civil Practice Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Environmental Law Clinic
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Litigation Practice and Procedure
  • Trial Practice

Successful candidates must also complete three of the courses from the following list:

  • ADR Survey
  • Arbitration
  • Federal Judicial Settlement Practice
  • Mediation
  • Small Claims Mediation Clinic
  • Probate Mediation Clinic
  • Negotiation
  • Nonprofit Clinic

* Students may take other University of Oregon graduate level courses related to dispute resolution to substitute courses listed above upon approval. Elective courses offered through the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Graduate Program (CRES) may be of particular interest.

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must complete an academic research paper of high professional quality concerning dispute resolution.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.


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