Dispute Resolution Program
Negotiation - Mediation - Arbitration
Whether you are representing your client at a mediation or arbitration, settling a lawsuit, negotiating a deal, or even negotiating your own first job offer, dispute resolution skills are critical to a successful legal career. As the cost of trials and pre-trial litigation escalate (particularly with the advent of electronically stored information), clients are looking for lawyers who can advocate for their interests creatively, economically and without damaging key relationships. Conflict management skills are also highly sought after in non-traditional legal jobs.
Loyola is a leader in providing students with dispute resolution tools through a broad and interactive curriculum, international programs, innovative seminars, the student ADR society and award-winning competition teams. There are also two clinical courses where students serve as mediators or represent real clients at a mediation.