There are many opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of various areas of law. Our professors are passionate about sharing the most fascinating aspects of their areas of expertise with students in the classroom. Programs, courses, journals, and student groups round out the learning experience for students, giving students freedom to explore their interests and refine their skills.

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Increasingly, courts are moving beyond traditional trials and appeals to help clients find satisfactory resolutions to their disagreements. Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other processes are helping parties reach satisfying outcomes.

Moritz has one of the country’s finest programs in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), as it is consistently ranked among the nation’s top programs by our peers. Faculty members are national leaders in the ADR field, have published hundreds of books and articles, and frequently speak on or serve as mediators for high-profile disputes around the world.

Courses in ADR benefit students interested in litigation, transactional, and government practice as well as those interested in management and leadership. To help fine-tune skills, Ohio State allows students to mediate actual disputes through one of the nation’s longest-running mediation clinics. J.D. students have an opportunity to earn a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, and LL.M. students may choose to concentrate in ADR.

Find course offerings in this area with our Course Explorer.

Programs & Other Opportunities

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