Enables you to develop ADR knowledge and skills in an organized, thoughtful, and scholarly way which links theory to practice.
The Certificate in Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice puts you in the best position to deliver value to employers and clients who recognize that the best lawyers are skilled problem-solvers.
Consistently ranked in the top dispute resolution programs by U.S. News & World Report.
This 17-credit program is available only to Mitchell Hamline JD students
|Theories of Conflict (2 credits)
Mediation or Family Mediation (3 credits)
Negotiation (3 credits)
Arbitration (2 credits)
depending on core course credits taken
|Choose from among the other courses offered in the DRI:
With advanced permission, you may import up to 4 qualifying credits from other graduate institutions.
May also choose from:
Minimum 1 credit
|Choice of one of these qualifying courses:
ADR Clinics options include Mediation and Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation
ADR Externship (1-4 credits)
ADR Competitions options include Arbitration, Mediation Representation, Negotiation, and Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (1–3 credits)
|Practice Perspective Requirement
|Conflict Resolution Certificate Colloquia (two)
DRI-sponsored programs exclusively for certificate students and alumni
ADR Professional Education (minimum one)
Problem-Solving (minimum one)
|Long paper requirement
|Students must complete a scholarly paper on a conflict resolution/dispute resolution topic. The paper must meet the guidelines applicable to the Advanced Research and Writing (ARW) requirement for graduation from MHSL and be approved by the director of DRI. A student may satisfy this requirement by completing a paper for a course that satisfies the ARW requirement, provided the subject of the paper or course is conflict resolution or dispute resolution related (and is approved by the director).|
Application and additional details
Mitchell Hamline J.D. students
Applicants must be currently enrolled in Mitchell Hamline School of Law.Certificate application for Mitchell Hamline J.D. students
After your application is received, you will receive a letter of acceptance and then must schedule a curriculum-planning meeting.
Fall 2021 eligible courses
- Arbitration Law – on-line (2 credits) – 8 weeks (Can be taken for 3 credits as Arbitration Law with Long Paper)
- Mediation – on-line (3 credits)
- Negotiation (3 credits)
- Theories of Conflict (2 credits)
- Clinic: Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation
- Clinic: Mediation
- Competition: Mediation Representation (ABA)
- Competition: Vis
- Externship: Alternative Dispute Resolution
ELIGIBLE FOR “ELECTIVE” CREDIT
- Client Interviewing and Counseling
- Transactions and Settlements
LONG PAPER OPTIONS
- Arbitration Law (3 credit option)
- Any Seminar: if topic includes dispute resolution – preapprove with Professor Press
Practice Perspective requirement
You must also complete a Practice Perspectives requirement, which helps you engage with practitioners and the issues confronting the field today. Working with your certificate advisor, you plan a set of six experiences to enhance your personal goals.
You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the 17-credit certificate curriculum.
Intent to Graduate
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Please complete this form during the semester you intend to graduate (or walk for graduation) to assist us in completing a final audit.
Intent to Graduate
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