MSU College of Law

85% of civil cases never see the inside of a courtroom.
Instead, disputing parties are turning to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Clients like arbitration, mediation, and negotiation because they’re fast, economical, fair, and flexible ways to resolve conflicts.

ADR is a daily reality for today’s lawyers. Students need to know the theoretical underpinnings and practical realities of ADR work to serve as effective advocates. MSU Law’s program has prepared students for practice for two over decades.


  • Presenting evidence and cases to arbitration panels
  • Strategizing advocacy efforts in civil mediation
  • Developing best/worst alternatives to negotiation agreements

ADR is a powerful driver in today's legal marketplace. More than ever before, disputing parties are turning to alternative conflict resolution processes.
Professor Mary Bedikian, ADR program director