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U.S. News Ranks Fordham Law Dispute Resolution Program #8 in Nation

April 15, 2010

In its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released April 15, U.S. News & World Report ranked Fordham Law's Dispute Resolution program No. 8 in the nation, up from No. 10 last year. This achievement makes the Dispute Resolution program the Law School's highest ranked specialty program in its history.

The ranking also recognizes the ADR program's accomplishments of the past year. In November, the program sponsored its annual ADR symposium, where notable scholars and practitioners examined "The Relationship between Culture and Disputing Processes." The program also co-sponsored the "Against Settlement" symposium with the Fordham Law Review and annually co-sponsors the Fordham Law Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation.

The Dispute Resolution Society (DRS), in particular, has shown its prowess in competition throughout the year, and their many victories have earned them numerous awards, in addition to the well-deserved respect of their peers.

Earlier this year, the team placed 4th in the world and was the highest-ranking U.S. team at the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris. Later, the team was named Regional Finalists in the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition. Most recently, DRS was named a Semifinalist in a national environmental negotiation competition and placed 11th in the world in the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Competition.

Fordham Law's Conflict Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program is directed by Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley.

Learn more about the U.S. News 2011 rankings of Fordham Law.