Dispute Resolution Concentration

Dispute Resolution

Many legal problems can be solved before they ever go to court.

With its large number of clinics and skills courses, a concentration in Dispute Resolution is the ideal supplementary program for a hands-on, practice-based curriculum that provides you with the expertise needed to become skilled in resolving disputes and facilitating deals.

Our program offers you a wide variety of courses and clinics to choose from so that you can tailor the curriculum to serve your interests, from criminal procedure, to environmental and natural resources law, family and child law, or any other practice area.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, you must satisfactorily complete three (3) of the following courses:

  • ADR Litigation Strategy
  • Arbitration
  • Dispute Systems Design
  • Law of Settlement
  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict and Dispute Resolution master’s courses (law students are allowed to enroll in electives offered by the master’s program)

You must also satisfactorily complete three (3) of the following courses:

  • Civil Practice Clinic
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Civil Clinic
  • Domestic Violence Protective Order Clinic
  • Environmental Clinic
  • Interview and Counsel
  • Trial Practice
  • UO grad level courses related to dispute resolution (with the approval of the certification committee)

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, you must produce a high quality paper or project on the topic of 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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