Law for dispute resolution?

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Lingon
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Law for dispute resolution?

Postby Lingon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:11 am

What type of law should I study if I am interested in dispute resolution? What schools are best in this field?

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby charliep » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:15 am

osu

ryemanhattan
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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby ryemanhattan » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:34 am

pepperdine, if you have a high tolerance for religious extremists.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby Lingon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:49 pm

What's osu?


charliep wrote:osu

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby Lingon » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:50 pm

ryemanhattan wrote:pepperdine, if you have a high tolerance for religious extremists.



Please explain what you mean :?

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby charliep » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:51 pm

Lingon wrote:What's osu?


charliep wrote:osu


Ohio State University. they are highly ranked in dispute resolution if i'm not mistaken

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby TheWatch » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:53 pm

I think most people here will tell you to go to the highest ranked school you can and disregard specialty rankings.
If OSU happens to be in your target range then maybe pursue that, but having a prestigious school on your resume and doing well there will do more for you than anything else.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby charliep » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:54 pm

charliep wrote:
Lingon wrote:What's osu?


charliep wrote:osu


Ohio State University. they are highly ranked in dispute resolution if i'm not mistaken


http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/studies/adr/index.php

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby charliep » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:54 pm

also what "the watch" said

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby vamedic03 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:56 pm

TheWatch wrote:I think most people here will tell you to go to the highest ranked school you can and disregard specialty rankings.
If OSU happens to be in your target range then maybe pursue that, but having a prestigious school on your resume and doing well there will do more for you than anything else.


This. The correct answer for every which law school is best at X question is the T14. Specialty rankings are complete BS.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby 1ferret! » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:56 pm

Lingon wrote:
ryemanhattan wrote:pepperdine, if you have a high tolerance for religious extremists.



Please explain what you mean :?


It means that they don't know what the F*** they're talking about. vamedic03's is TCR.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby checkster » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:39 pm

If OSU is out of your range, Mizzou is also highly ranked in this field. Their Center for Dispute Resolution is a big draw for me right now, as well as its incredibly low in-state tuition. Consider giving their program a look.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby topper10s » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:52 pm

Aren't dispute resolution programs pretty much the same as "international law" programs that don't translate to jerbs after graduation? I'm under the impression that retired judges and older/well-established attorneys are the only ones who use dispute resolution as a career path.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:04 am

vamedic03 wrote:
TheWatch wrote:I think most people here will tell you to go to the highest ranked school you can and disregard specialty rankings.
If OSU happens to be in your target range then maybe pursue that, but having a prestigious school on your resume and doing well there will do more for you than anything else.


This. The correct answer for every which law school is best at X question is the T14. Specialty rankings are complete BS.


Well, I do know that Vermont students dominate small firms in my area for environmental law. Maybe that is an interest based thing but idk.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby MrAnon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:06 am

NYLS

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby IAFG » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:11 am

They're are so few openings for new lawyers in this field I would really think twice about betting the farm on getting into it. Historically, dispute resolution and mediation work was done by retired judges. While that's changed a little, I would really carefully evaluate who is hiring in this arena and what they're expecting from new hires in terms of credentials.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby T00L » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:21 am

On the subject of Pepperdine.

I certainly don't agree with extreme religious positions. That being said, Pepperdine is not nearly as notorious in this respect as its reputation has many believing.

Also, anyone considering that school should know that many of its students are Pepperdine undergrads who didn't want to leave malibu after UG. If there is anything about religious extremism to look out for, it can be found more so in the student body than the faculty.

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby Gail » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:12 pm

IAFG wrote:They're are so few openings for new lawyers in this field I would really think twice about betting the farm on getting into it. Historically, dispute resolution and mediation work was done by retired judges. While that's changed a little, I would really carefully evaluate who is hiring in this arena and what they're expecting from new hires in terms of credentials.


This.

It's no longer exclusively retired "judges" but it's definitely primarily veterans in the field of law (whether those be judges or lawyers).

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Re: Law for dispute resolution?

Postby smelltheglove » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:24 pm

Just read the ADR nutshell and go to the best (highest ranked) school you can.




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