Conflict is a natural part of life—and individuals, organizations, and communities can only succeed if they have the skills to manage disagreements effectively.
At the Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, students learn how to manage complex interactions outside the traditional litigation setting through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and a host of hybrids and other alternative approaches.
With an emphasis on social justice and positive change—inside and outside the classroom—ADR Center faculty provide excellent teaching and skills-based learning to help students tackle real-world problems.
The ADR program has ranked in the nation's top ten for more than ten years running.
The ADR Center hosts the Oregon Office for Community Dispute Resolution, a state office supporting sixteen community dispute resolution centers in 25 Oregon counties. Additionally, the ADR Center works closely with the following:
- University of Oregon's Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master's Program
- Oregon Law's Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center
- American Bar Association, jointly maintaining the ABA ADR Directory
- Legal Education and Problem Solving (LEAPS) consortium, hosting the LEAPS Resource Bank
Get hands-on experience in identifying the most appropriate way to resolve a dispute through negotiations, deals, and group decision-making with ADR fellowships.
Potential careers in conflict resolution include:
- Settlement Judge
- Human Resources Professional
- Community Relations Professional
Distinguished, award-winning Law School faculty bring their expertise, access, and scholarship to the ADR Center.
Support the ADR Center
Oregon Law prides itself on providing students with excellent teaching, skills-based learning opportunities, and a rich, diverse ADR curriculum.
Please consider giving to the ADR Center to help us continue our work!