The Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

JD Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution

The JD Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution distinguishes JD graduates by honing their practical skills in arbitration, client counseling, mediation, and negotiation. In addition to designated and elective coursework, degree candidates must complete an approved externship in order to earn the certificate.

Requirements

Degree candidates interested in enhancing their career opportunities with the JD Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution must complete a minimum of 25 credit hours, including 10 required credits, and must graduate with a cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in alternative dispute resolution coursework.

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Proposed Schedule

Year One
Required JD Courses (29 Credits)
Year Two, First Semester
Civil Procedure II (3)
Constitutional Law II (3)
Evidence (4)
Lawyering Skills III: Herzog Moot Court Competition (1)
Professional Responsibility (3)
Externship (2)
Year Two, Second Semester
Trial Advocacy (3)
ADR Electives (12)
Year Three, First Semester
Lawyering Skills IV: Drafting (2)
Center-Related Electives (13)
Year Three, Second Semester
ADR Electives (8)
Center-Related Electives (7)

Curriculum

Required Courses

7 credits must be taken from the following list of courses:

*This course can be taken instead of Evidence and Trial Advocacy.
Elective Courses

Students must complete 8 elective credits from the following list:

Students must complete 3 advocacy elective credits from the following list:

For the certificate, students must complete at least 2 credits in an externship or clinic from the list below. Note, all students must complete at least three credits of experiential learning to graduate.

Please review each course description to determine what prerequisites apply.