ADVANCED CREDENTIAL IN NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION, AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYSTEMS DESIGN
The Graduate Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution at University of Georgia's School of Law is a 12 credit hour course of study in mediation, negotiation, and ADR systems design that participants may complete in conjunction with the M.S.L. degree, with a J.D., or as a stand-alone online credential. (Admission is required for each program.) Online classes feature interaction with expert faculty in real-time and emphasize learning through experiences.
The program is designed for working professionals. Courses are generally scheduled in the evening and approved for 3 credit hours, making it possible to participate while working full-time.
The courses listed below are part of the ADR curriculum. Courses may have their own entry requirements.
- Mediation Practicum combines coursework and practicum, (offered online each semester) and the Mediation Clinic.
- ADR in the Workplace (offered online in the spring)
- ADR Systems Design (planned as an online course to be offered every fall semester)
- Negotiation: Business Negotiations (offered online each fall semester) or Legal Negotiation and Settlement
- With approval, additional ADR courses may count toward the program
At the center of the ADR program is the opportunity to interact with the School of Law’s ADR faculty as they share expertise from years of real-world experience in mediation, negotiation, and systems design. Our professors strive to be open and approachable; they are happy to meet with individual students to listen, to answer questions, and to offer career advice.
FOR A WIDE RANGE OF CAREERS
The negotiation and dispute resolution skills that participants develop are invaluable to a diverse range of fields, from corporate careers to healthcare, from community organizations to law firms, and from public service to private enterprise.
The world needs professionals who are trained to manage conflict, to structure difficult conversations, and to show the way to reconciliation. We invite you to apply and to join our community of peacemakers.
Whether you are a mid-career professional or a recent college graduate, whether you work in ADR or just started your journey in the field, we look forward to hearing from you.