Dispute Resolution

Become an expert in conflict resolution

Maryland Carey Law offers hands-on opportunities to learn and practice alternative dispute resolution (ADR) unmatched by any law school. You will have rich opportunities in clinics and externships because the Maryland Judiciary and federal government are leaders across the world in the use of ADR. You can hone your negotiation and mediation skills on our award-winning ADR Team, or get involved with innovative community initiatives and research with our nationally recognized Center for Dispute Resolution.

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Explore the Dispute Resolution Curriculum

There are many approaches to dispute resolution for you to explore and the skills you learn in this coursework will be valuable in any legal career path you pursue.

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  • ADR Team Seminar
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Collaborative Law and Practice
  • Counseling and Negotiation
  • Conflict Resolution and the Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Negotiated Agreements
  • Negotiation
  • Pretrial Civil Litigation
  • Restorative Justice
  • Trial Practice
  • Writing in Law Practice: Drafting
  • American Society for International Law
  • District Court of Maryland ADR Program
  • District of Columbia Multi-Door Program
  • Federal Maritime Commission
  • Maryland Court of Special Appeals ADR Division
  • Maryland Governor’s Office of Business Ombudsman
  • Maryland Judiciary Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office
  • Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
  • Orphans’ Court for Baltimore County
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Team
  • Represent Youth: Baltimore School Justice Initiative

Alternative Dispute Resolution Team

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Team is a for-credit organization for students interested in negotiation and mediation. Members of the ADR team meet weekly for lecture sessions and simulations with coaches and compete in various national and international competitions that involve diverse areas of law including intellectual property, business, sports, entertainment, and environmental law.

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Clinics at Maryland Carey Law

Our renowned Clinical Law Program offers a wide variety of clinics that employ dispute resolution approaches.

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Laura Heller '16

“The dispute resolution skills that I acquired have made me a better and more well-rounded corporate associate.”


Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

Attorney/Mediator, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC

Court Mediator, Montgomery Country Circuit Court

Court Appointed Domestic Mediator

Employee Relations Partner, Google

Family Law Mediator, CPLS, P.A.

Arbitrator, Patuxent Mediation Services, LLC

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Leaders in Dispute Resolution

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