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ALTERNATIVEDISPUTERESOLUTIONPROGRAMS

2 PaceLawSchoolisdedicatedtoeducatingandtrainingfuture lawyersinavarietyofAlternativeDisputeResolution( ADR) methods. PaceLawofferscurricularcoursesinwhichstudents candeveloptheirADRknowledgeandskillsinprocessessuch asarbitration, mediation, andnegotiation, aswellas extracurricularexperiencesinwhichstudentscanexplorein moredepththeirinterestinADR. Thisbrochuredescribesthese myriadcourses, researchopportunities, internships, externships, andotheractivitiesavailabletoPaceLawSchoolstudents interestedinADR. WHATISALTERNATIVEDISPUTE RESOLUTION? ADRreferstoanymethodofresolvingadisputeotherthanthrough anadversarialproceedingincourt( typicallyreferredtoas" litigation"). UseofADRinawidevarietyofcontextshasexploded, inlargepart becauseADRisoftenaquickerandlesscostlymethodforsettling disputesthanmoreformallitigation. PartiescanuseADRtoresolvedisputesinvirtuallyanyfieldoflaw including, amongothers, commercialandcontractlaw, educationlaw, environmentallaw, familylaw, insurancelaw, internationallaw, labor andemploymentlaw, andsecuritieslaw. ADRismostoftenconducted withtheassistanceofaneutralthirdpartyprofessionalwhomaybe butisnotnecessarilyalawyer.