Dispute Resolution Careers
The Office of Career Development is in 103 Hulston. They assist students in obtaining summer clerkships, part-time employment, and employment upon graduation. The office is dedicated to working with all law students during their years in Law School, through individual student advising, short seminars, guest speakers, campus interviewing and a library of career and employer information.
Specifically, the office helps students understand the legal marketplace (hiring trends, employment options), determine where they best fit into that marketplace (practice area preferences, career goals, lifestyle choices), and learn the tools to locate employment (networking, communicating with employers, resume/cover letter/interview preparation).
Dispute resolution-related job announcements are posted in the CSDR-LL.M. e-newsletter.
Dispute Resolution Job Information
The following web sites provide job listings or other career information about the dispute resolution field:
Peacemaking Job Information
Academic Careers Resource
Academic Careers Online is an academic job site where universities and colleges in the U.S., Canada, and around the globe, advertise faculty, adjunct, post doc, library, endowed chairs, and all types of administrative and senior management jobs. To search jobs and/or open an applicant account at go to www.academiccareers-job.com then select “Applicants Enter Here.”
For additional advice, see
- ABA Section on Dispute Resolution’s Standing Committee on ADR Practice Management, Business and Skills Development
- Building a Successful Mediation Practice by James C. Melamed
- Business Planning For Mediators by Robert W. Simmons
- FAQ – I’d Like to Be a Mediator, Can You Just Answer a Few Questions? by Stephen R. Marsh
- Why Take ADR Courses In Law School by Cathy Cronin-Harris