Fordham Law

Fordham Dispute Resolution Program Places Top 10 in Nation for Second Year

April 02, 2008

Fordham Law School's Dispute Resolution program placed in the top 10 of U.S. News and World Report's 2008 rankings of the best Dispute Resolution programs in the nation, according to the recently-released rankings. The Alternative Dispute Resolution program at Fordham was rated number 10, the same spot it held last year when it broke into the top 10 for the first time. Along with Fordham's Clinical Training program, the Dispute Resolution program is the top-ranked specialty program at Fordham Law School.

The ADR program at Fordham combines an integrated agenda of teaching, scholarship, and practice in conflict resolution within the national and international communities. In addition to the classroom and clinical experience, the law school's student-run Dispute Resolution Society competes in ABA-sponsored interschool competitions as well as international mediation and arbitration competitions. In 2008 the Society's teams placed third overall in the International Chamber of Commerce Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, and also reached the semifinals of the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Competition in Hong Kong. Additionally, Fordham's Dispute Resolution Society hosts an annual symposium on current Dispute Resolution topics and also teaches a class on dispute resolution skills to seniors at a New York City high school.