The Dispute Resolution Society is Fordham's highest ranked specialty program (13th in 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings). Founded in 2001, the Society is comprised of 89 students and hundreds of dedicated alumni. The Society accepts roughly 15% of all 1L and 2L students that try out for our teams, which compete in domestic and international arbitration, negotiation and mediation competitions. The Society’s teams have consistently placed among the top schools regionally, nationally, and globally. In addition to competing, the Society hosts a bi-annual symposium on current dispute resolution topics, and as part of its community service program, teaches a class on dispute resolution skills to seniors at MLK Jr. High School. Additionally, the Society hosts a international arbitration Pre-Moot competition each year.