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  • Eight law faculty regularly offer courses in dispute resolution, and six other faculty offer a unit on negotiation, mediation, or arbitration within another course offering.
  • Law students who complete 15 credit hours in ADR courses and satisfy the externship requirement are awarded a Certificate in Dispute Resolution upon graduation.
  • In the Mediation Clinic, one of the nation’s longest-running clinics, students mediate actual disputes in local court systems.
  • In the Dispute System Design Workshop, students work with outside clients to design customized systems for addressing disputes.
  • Students edit and write articles for the award-winning Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, which is the journal of record for the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution.
  • Students participate as research assistants on public policy initiatives involving dispute resolution processes.
  • Nationally prominent scholars and practitioners deliver lectures and symposia on critical dispute resolution issues, including the annual Schwartz and Lawrence Lectures.
  • Students participate in arbitration, mediation advocacy, and negotiation competitions regionally and nationally, including the annual Lawrence Negotiation Competition.
  • Students work on their own and with faculty mediating disputes at The Ohio State University and in public schools in Franklin County.
Sep. 13 Monday
2021 Lawrence Lecture on Dispute Resolution
12:10 p.m.
Saxbe Auditorium and Zoom