The Alternative Dispute Resolution program in the UO School of Law recently was honored with the ADR Education Award from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The award, established by the appeals court in 2004, recognizes law schools within the 9th Circuit for demonstrated commitment to advancing education in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
At the award event, U.S. Circuit Judge Randy Smith said the award committee chose the UO because of the law school’s longstanding commitment to alternative dispute resolution and it’s initiatives around social justice. “UO Law has been in the top 10 ADR programs in the nation since 2008, and that meant a great deal to the committee,” Smith said. “It shows that Oregon is in it for the long haul.”