Dispute Resolution Track

The Dispute Resolution Track at Maryland Carey Law exposes law students to the theory, skills, and practical experience needed to navigate dispute resolution processes in a variety of legal contexts. Although a basic understanding of dispute resolution options is a core competency for all lawyers, the Track is especially appropriate for students who want to pursue careers as complex civil litigators, transactional attorneys, in-house counsel, public policy leaders, or third-party neutrals (e.g., mediators, collaborative attorneys, ombudsmen). ADR is also important for attorneys in the fields of employment, family, business, construction, sports/entertainment, public policy, and international law. 

Learning Outcomes

Students who pursue the Dispute Resolution track should demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Understand key concepts in dispute resolution;
  2. Appreciate how our society and legal system approach conflict and reflect on the impact that those approaches may have in achieving justice for society and individuals, including those who lack access to effective legal representation;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding and practice facility of basic dispute resolution processes, including negotiation, adversarial processes (such as arbitration and litigation), and problem-solving approaches (such as mediation, collaborative law, or restorative justice);
  4. Understand the importance of considering available options for dispute prevention and resolution;
  5. Be able to identify, frame, and address legal problems and conflicts from differing perspectives;
  6. Apply professional judgement through self-reflection and conduct consistent with the legal profession’s values and standards.

ADR Related Curriculum

The following ADR or ADR-related courses are offered during the coming academic year.

Course Tracking