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Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

Top-Ranked Dispute Resolution Program

The internationally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has led the nation in law-school-based conflict resolution and for over a decade, it has been ranked among the nation's best programs by U.S. News and World Report. Offering a Certificate, Masters, and LLM in Dispute Resolution, lawyers and non-law practitioners can all learn the skills to manage conflict in a variety of settings. Hands on faculty, small class sizes, and flexible schedules make its academic programs ideal for achieving a wide variety of professional goals.

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ADR at the Roots Symposium

On April 23, 2021, the Straus Institute hosted ADR at the Roots: Exploring Diversity and Equity in the Field, a virtual symposium that brought together distinguished scholars, thinkers, and practitioners to consider the role of dispute resolution in advancing fairness and justice in our field. The plenary discussions focused on the potential for ADR to empower marginalized communities, as well as its limitations of accessibility and process that may impede equitable outcomes.


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