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Dispute Resolution

The Section of Dispute Resolution, established in 1993, has over 18,000 members. The Section is a global leader in dispute resolution. We advance and promote fair, prompt, and cost effective dispute resolution. We convene, facilitate, and support innovative research, education, debate, and collaboration on dispute resolution policy and practices. The Section holds numerous in-person educational programs throughout the year, including a spring conference, the Arbitration Institute, and the Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute. The Section also convenes teleconferences and webinars on topics of interest to members.

Members of the Section can join more than 20 subject-area committees, including Arbitration, Mediation, International, Practice Development, and Ethics. The Section publishes a quarterly magazine, Dispute Resolution Magazine, and a monthly e-newsletter, Just Resolution E-News. In addition, the Section publishes numerous books.

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Dispute Resolution

Mediation Competition

The Law Student National Representation in Mediation Competition is designed to acquaint the law student participants with advocacy skills in alternative dispute resolution processes, specifically mediation.

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