The Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution offers J.D. students the opportunity to graduate with a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Students that obtain the certificate will have a proficiency in the fundamentals of dispute resolution obtained through a combination of theory and skill-based coursework, experiential learning and scholarship.
Students who wish to obtain a certificate in dispute resolution must obtain fifteen (15) credits in courses that satisfy four of the five dispute resolution competency requirements, including:
- Dispute Resolution Processes
- Interviewing and Counseling
Students must also complete sixty (60) hours of work in a dispute resolution related clinic or externship. Dispute resolution clinics include the ADR Field Clinic, the Divorce Mediation Clinic, the Mediation Clinic and the Securities Arbitration Clinic.
Lastly, students must fulfill a writing requirement through completion of a minimum twenty (20) page paper on a subject related to conflict resolution. Certificate applicants should seek advanced approval of their writing project from the Director or Associate Director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution to ensure that it meets the criteria for the certificate.
Certificate in Dispute Resolution Requirements
Certificate in Dispute Resolution Application
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Dispute Resolution Course Descriptions