Good ADR program in the T20?

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Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Boggs » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:54 am

I've done a little bit of searching on this, but haven't drummed up satisfactory information. This is probably something I should have done prior to going through the application process, but better late than never I suppose.

Does anyone have information on schools in the T20 that excel at Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Thank you.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby graceful1 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:20 am

Boggs wrote:I've done a little bit of searching on this, but haven't drummed up satisfactory information. This is probably something I should have done prior to going through the application process, but better late than never I suppose.

Does anyone have information on schools in the T20 that excel at Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Thank you.

I assume you found the USNWR list, but just in case (FWIW):

4. Harvard
12. Northwestern
14. Columbia

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby nealric » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:29 pm

Perish the thought.

You don't learn ADR in school. Nobody does that stuff right out of law school.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:05 pm

Preparing well for trial tends to lead to the best ADR.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Boggs » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:46 pm

Maybe I should rephrase the question.

If you were aiming for (eventually) doing ADR, where would you go out of the T20?

I don't find the USNWR list particularly compelling since it's not specifically talking about ADR, but rather the broader "dispute resolution."

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:58 pm

Outside of the Top 20--which does not address your question--Pepperdine.

What do you mean by "doing ADR" ? Do you want to become a mediator ?

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Boggs » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:03 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Do you want to become a mediator ?


Among other things, yes.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby nygrrrl » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:04 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Outside of the Top 20--which does not address your question--Pepperdine.
Or Fordham - also with a Nationally-ranked ADR team.
But yes, OP - what are your plans?

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Boggs » Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:19 pm

nygrrrl wrote:But yes, OP - what are your plans?


Well, I was going to post in a few weeks when I have a better picture about my options, but essentially I'm interested in public policy and ADR. I'd like to go into mediation and eventually run for public office (probably in the Pacific Northwest). So name recognition comes into play as well as the connotation of that name as well as regional preferences.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby gwuorbust » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:16 am

go to the best law school you can - and consider the amount of debt you are willing to take on.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Boggs » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:21 am

gwuorbust wrote:go to the best law school you can - and consider the amount of debt you are willing to take on.


Care to elaborate on why? Seems to me that if I'm interested in running for office in the PNW, University of Washington might be a good choice even though it's not the "best" school I could go to (depending on your definition of "best" I suppose).

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Wholigan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:59 am

Boggs wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:go to the best law school you can - and consider the amount of debt you are willing to take on.


Care to elaborate on why? Seems to me that if I'm interested in running for office in the PNW, University of Washington might be a good choice even though it's not the "best" school I could go to (depending on your definition of "best" I suppose).


I don't know that where you got your JD plays a huge part in political aspirations. Why don't you just check the bios of politicians in the sphere you are interested in and see what their education is? I'm from the East Coast, but here it seems politicians are a mix of local-school JDs, national-school JDs, and non-JDs (which are the majority.) It says in your profile you are accepted to Boalt. I have to think that among insiders, that carries more weight anywhere than UWash. And among outsiders, I don't know how many would care that much that you went to a local law school.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:03 am

Boggs wrote:
gwuorbust wrote:go to the best law school you can - and consider the amount of debt you are willing to take on.


Care to elaborate on why? Seems to me that if I'm interested in running for office in the PNW, University of Washington might be a good choice even though it's not the "best" school I could go to (depending on your definition of "best" I suppose).


The best thing you can do to run for office, is make a name for your self locally where you want to run for office. So, if it's the a house rep position in Oregon, you need to become involved in that district in Oregon. This means, that it's likely, that going to the best state school in the state you want run in is your best option.

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Re: Good ADR program in the T20?

Postby Boggs » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:01 am

If I really want to do ADR, would it be worth it to go to Pepperdine over one of the T10s I've been accepted to (Berkeley, Michigan, UVA)?




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