ADR Certificate Program
A law student can earn a certificate in conflict resolution by taking four core dispute resolutions courses and a skills elective. The purpose of the certificate is to improve a student's employment opportunities upon graduation by demonstrating skills training. The Certificate in Dispute Resolution is not a supplemental degree, but an opportunity for students to highlight their knowledge of conflict management principles and dispute resolution processes. There are only a handful of such law school programs in the United States, and this is the first such program in a law school in the southeastern United States.
The ADR certificate requires completion of the following electives:
- Dispute Resolution Processes
- Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiation
- Mediation Clinic
- A skills elective such as Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Externship, etc.
CLE Seminar Courses
A practicing lawyer in Alabama must complete 12 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each year to maintain a law license. The Law School offers a variety of CLE seminar courses. The Alabama State Bar's Continuing Legal Education Office has designated the Law School as a pre-approved sponsor of CLE events. The Law School annually affirms its CLE programs to meet the rigorous standards set forth by the State Bar's CLE office.