Dispute Resolution - Big $ or Big Joke?

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evilgenius
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Dispute Resolution - Big $ or Big Joke?

Postby evilgenius » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:49 am

I have an interest in pursuing a career in alternative dispute resolution and I was just wondering if anyone had a sense of the employment opportunities, job market, etc. in this field. Also which courses, clinics, or internships should one seek out while in law school to pursue this career?

Edit: Posted this in another forum - was told to "bump" so I'm re-posting it here.

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Re: Dispute Resolution - Big $ or Big Joke?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:50 am

From the mouth of an attorney who I asked about this: This is the kind of thing that comes after gaining expertise in some other area of the law. Nobody can really go straight into ADR because you need to gain some credibility as an expert before anyone will hire you.

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Re: Dispute Resolution - Big $ or Big Joke?

Postby pearl_earrings » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:40 pm

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Re: Dispute Resolution - Big $ or Big Joke?

Postby RayFinkle » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:42 pm

TheBigMediocre wrote:From the mouth of an attorney who I asked about this: This is the kind of thing that comes after gaining expertise in some other area of the law. Nobody can really go straight into ADR because you need to gain some credibility as an expert before anyone will hire you.


+1. The 100% truth.

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Re: Dispute Resolution - Big $ or Big Joke?

Postby firebreathingliberal » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:32 pm

There are master's programs in conflict resolution. Not sure if this would work for this career but it would be cheaper than law school. You should look into that as well.




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