Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center Academics

Students at the Oregon School of Law can choose to study in three top-ranked specialty programs: Legal Research and Writing, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and Appropriate Dispute Resolution. Students who wish to pursue ADR or build an interdisciplinary course of study should consider our Dispute Resolution Concentration and concurrent degree programs.


The Law School offers a full slate of experiential ADR courses, including courses covering:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • ADR Strategies for Litigation
  • ADR Survey
  • Dispute Systems Design
  • Federal Judicial Settlements
  • Interviewing and Counseling

Selected ADR Coursework

First Year (1L)

  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Criminal Law

Second Year (2L)

  • Required and recommended bar prep courses
  • Business Associations
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Evidence
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey
  • Arbitration
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution

Third Year (3L)

  • Required and recommended bar prep courses
  • Commercial Law
  • Legal Profession
  • Federal Judicial Settlements
  • Negotiation
  • Race, Gender, Bias and Law
  • The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict


A complete list of requirements and procedures is available to current students under the “Forms” link in the Registrar’s tab of MyLaw.

Extracurricular Academic Opportunities

National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) Training
This intensive training, offered through a partnership with the National Policy Consensus Center, provides an introduction to the use of collaborative governance approaches for addressing complex public policy issues.

UO Trainings
ADR faculty occasionally offer training in dispute resolution and related subjects. Check the UO Professional Development site for information.

Law School Events and Workshops
The ADR Center has recently become much more focused on healthy political dialogue. We host a weekly student discussion group and explore recent scholarship about public disputes. Throughout the year, ADR faculty and interested students sponsor events and workshops that focus on skill development, networking, or conflict theory. Check the School of Law’s listservs for event announcements.