Certificate Programs in Dispute Resolution in which Law Schools Participate
September 2001

School/
Contact/
Web Site
No. of Students (approx.) Selection
Process
Ltd. to JD students Pref. for DR courses Min.
Credits
Req.
Req. Courses
(and credits)
Other req. (other than total number of credits)
Cardozo

Lela Love
212-790-0365
love@ymail.yu.edu

www.cardozo.yu.edu/kukin/
index.html-detail to be added

Uncertain No Mostly for JD students but may include LL.M. students No 15 Competency in: ADR processes, interviewing & counseling, neg., med., & arb. Each year, courses are designated that satisfy these requirements. writing (course paper, online journal note, approved ind. study), and 60 hrs. of clinical or externship exper.
Chicago-Kent
(Litig. & ADR)

Gary Laser
312-906-5070
glaser@kentlaw.edu

www.kentlaw.edu/academics/
clinic/clof.html#ladr

About 25/year apply and about 15 get certif. each year Yes. At least one course available only to certif. students - pretrial litigation (substitutes for drafting course). Yes Yes 21 Five skills courses: Pretrial litig. (3); Litig. clinic (3-4); Trial Adv. (3); Med. Clinic (3); Evidence (3); one course from list of substantive courses. No
Hamline ADR
Certificate

Kitty Atkins
651-523-2897
katkins@gw.hamline.edu

web.hamline.edu/law/adr/
certificate.htm

60 Yes, but all degree-seeking law or graduate students are admitted if in good academic standing at their respective institutions. No. Anyone eligible for graduate-level education may apply. Hamline students have preference 14 DR Practices (2); Med. (2); Neg. (20; Theories of Conflict (2); Arb. (2) No
Hamline Arb.
Certificate

Kitty Atkins
651-523-2897
katkins@gw.hamline.edu

web.hamline.edu/law/adr/
cert_arbitration.htm

15-20 Yes, but all degree-seeking law or graduate students are admitted if in good academic standing at their respective institutions. No. Anyone eligible for graduate-level education may apply. Hamline students have preference 6 Arb. (2); Employ. & Labor Arb. (1); consumer Arb. (1); Int'l. Arb. (1); Securities Arb. (1) No
Marquette

Eva Soeka
414-288-5535
eva.soeka@mu.edu

www.marquette.edu/disputeres/

50 students admitted to the Program. 30-40 actively taking courses Yes No Yes 15 DR Theory (3); Adv. Issues in DR (3); Med. (3); Adv. Med. (3); Practicum (1-3) No
Ohio State

Josh Stulberg
614-292-8638
stulberg.2@osu.edu

www.osu.edu/units/law/
ADRbrochure.pdf

25/year
45 total
No Yes working on this 15 Med. Clinic (4); Law & social Science (2); Adv. Studies in DR (4) 112 hours of externship
Dickinson (Penn State)
(DR & Advocacy)

Bob Ackerman
717-241-3535
bxa9@psu.edu

www.dsl.edu - details to be added

Uncertain No Yes Yes, for ltd. enrollment courses 18 DR (3), neg. and med. skills (3), advocacy I (3), capstone (seminar in DR (2) or advocacy II (3)), client-centered course (client counseling (2) or certain clinics (2-6)), plus remaining credits from a long list of electives No
Pepperdine

Shellee Warnes
310-456-4655
shellee.warnes@pepperdine.edu

law-www.pepperdine.edu/straus/
academic/certificate.shtml

30-40 JD/yr

5-15 MBA/yr

30 non-JD/yr

Yes, however all degree-
seeking Pepperdine law and MBA students are admitted if in good academic standing. MBA acceptances are now limited to 15 students per academic year. Many students complete the certificate program on their way to earning the Master of DR degree.
No. Mid-career professional eligible for graduate-level study, as well as Pepperdine MBA students may apply. Yes 14 ADR Processes (2); Arb., or Arb. Practice (2); Interviewing, Counseling & Planning (2); Med. (2); Neg. & Settlement Advocacy (2) Two 2-unit electives (incl. in 14-credit total) can be selected from more than 15 available courses.
Rutgers-Newark

Kenneth Kressel
973-353-1412
732-247-5986
kkressel@andromeda.rutgers.edu

25-30 No No. Incl. psychology, management. Also non-matriculated students. No 9 ADR (3); Neg. (3); Med. (3) Non-credit specialization seminar (divorce med. or health care) ... but this is under review
U of Missouri-Columbia

Donna Pavlick
573-884-2949
pavlickd@missouri.edu

www.law.missouri.edu/-
details to be added

Uncertain NO Yes No 12 DR (3); Conflict Theory (3); and one of the following: Neg. (3), Med. (3), or Arb. (3) Three credits from a long list of electives. All first-year courses and many other have DR units.
U of Tennessee

Paul J. Zwier
865-974-6742
zwier@libra.law.utk.edu

www.law.utl.edu/centers/
centers.htm

48 All students starting their second year who choose the concentration are admitted. Yes NA 26 Advocacy and Prof. Resp. (4); Evidence (4); Trail Practice (3); Case Devel. (4); Adv. Trial Advocacy (3); Advocacy Clinic (6). some students have option of taking ADR Clinic (4). No
U of Texas
(Grad. Portfolio Program)

John Fleming
512-471-3507
jfleming@mail.law.utexas.edu

www.utexas.edu/law/acadprogs/
cppdr/gppdr/

15/yr

60 total
(planned)

Yes No. Incl. public affairs, communication, architecture, engineering, nursing, social work, government, liberal arts. No 12 Courses in basic conflict or DR theory; skill building in arb., med., or neg.; internship or other practical application; course requiring research paper No
U of Tulsa

Vicki J. Limas
918-631-2445
vicki-limas@utulsa.edu

www.utulsa.edu/law/
specialprograms/
#dispute_resolution_cert

approx.
25/yr
No Yes Most DR courses have limited enrollment but haven't had a problem with certif. students getting in. Working on preference if this becomes a problem. 12 Intro. ADR (2 or 3); two of Med. (2 or 3), Arb. (2 or 3), Interview, counsel, Neg. (2 or 3); or one of latter category and one of Int'l ADR (2 or 3), ADR of Indigenous Peoples (2 or 3), ADR in Energy/Environ. Disputes (2 or 3), ADR in Health Care (2 or 3); Evidence (4); Pretrial Practice (2 or 3) or Trial Practice (3) ADR practicum; ADR competition, and scholarship article
Valparaiso
(Concentration)

Barbara Schmidt
219-465-7903
barbara.schmidt@valpo.edu

ltd. to 10/yr Yes, but haven't had to reject students yet Yes No 14 ADR (3); Pretrial Skills (3); Med. (2); Labor Arb. (2) Practical exper. (med. clinic, externship, or competition) and ind. study or project (cr. arranged)
U of Washington
(Concentration)

Julia Ann Gold
206-543-3434
julgold@u.washington.edu

www.law.washington.edu/
LawSchool/
genbul/dispute_pr.html

4-5/yr No Yes Yes complete courses listed next Interviewing & Counseling (2); Neg. (3); ADR (3); Evidence (4 or 6); clinic or externship; Adv. Writing project (3) No
Willamette

Richard Birke
503-375-5388
rbirke@willamette.edu

www.willamette.edu/wucl/
cdr.html#Conferences

16/yr Yes Very limited availability for non-law students Yes, automatically registered 16 Dr survey (2); Neg. (3); Med. (3).; Arb. (3); Adv. Topics (2, 4 terms); Pre-Trial Civil Litig. (2) 200 hrs of practical work incl. research and teaching assistance and clinical; organize and attend speaker presentations

Copyright 2001 John Lande
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution