Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center

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Lawyers do more than litigate.  The field of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) seeks to empower lawyers and others to manage complex interactions outside the traditional litigation setting.  Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and a host of hybrids and other alternative approaches all fall under the ADR umbrella.

With ADR, lawyers become more capable and authentic advocates for clients in dispute resolution, decision analysis, and deal-making contexts.  Oregon's nationally-ranked, award-winning ADR Center advances the study of dispute resolution through classes, events, applied projects, trainings and workshops, and academic research. Click any of the links above to learn more about our program.


U.S. News Top-Ranked Dispute Resolution Center since 2007