Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

The legal profession is multifaceted, requiring a complex combination of knowledge and skills. Marquette University Law School trains compassionate, empathetic professionals capable of advising clients regarding all available avenues for resolving disputes, whether through litigation or alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. A  leader in dispute resolution education, Marquette University Law School offers its students all the benefits of a nationally recognized DR program.

Marquette has two nationally-known, full-time faculty in the field of DR: Professor Jay Grenig and Professor Andrea Schneider, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program.

Our primary courses in DR are taught by these highly accomplished full-time faculty, both of whom have written numerous articles and textbooks in their respective areas.  Adding to the quality of the dispute resolution education available at Marquette University Law School, the adjunct faculty members teaching skills courses truly practice what they teach. Marquette also offers a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law for students who wish to emphasize training in ADR during their law school career.

In addition to its outstanding DR faculty, Marquette is known for being on the cutting edge of ADR in the legal arena.  In December, 2013, the Dispute Resolution Program hosted a conference focused on Expanding the Canon of Negotiation, setting the stage for the Second Edition of The Negotiator’s Fieldbook, the highly successful ABA Publication co-edited by Professor Andrea Schneider.  In  Fall, 2011, the Dispute Resolution Program partnered with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Resolution Systems Institute to host The Future of Court ADR: Mediation and Beyond. A symposium issue of the Marquette Law Review focused on The Future of Court ADR is available here.  The conference website, including articles, surveys, and webcasts from the conference are available here

In addition, Marquette hosted the first ever Dispute Resolution Works in Progress conference in 2007, and the International Media and Conflict Resolution Conference took place at Marquette University Law School in 2009. The Marquette Law Review Symposium Issue from the IMC conference is available here.  The Marquette Law Review also hosted a special symposium on the Uniform Mediation Act in 2001. The first symposium on the emerging interdisciplinary negotiation canon was held in Fall 2003.

Marquette University law students have excelled at international and national client skills competitions, taking first place in Team Advocacy at the Great Lake Mediation Competition in February 2014 and winning the American Bar Assocation's Region 7 Representation in Mediation Competition the same weekend, earning the opportunity to compete at the National ABA Representation in Mediation Competition in Miami in April 2014.

Contact us for more information on Marquette University Law School's nationally-ranked program in Dispute Resolution.

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