The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Society aims to promote the study of negotiation techniques, client counseling, mediation, and arbitration.
The backbone of our program is our ABA-sponsored ADR competitions. Both competitions are open to all Widener law students. Each competition consists of two rounds, where teams of two interact with other teams and judges. The two highest scoring teams from each competition advance to the regional interscholastic competition. Those teams receive one academic credit for their participation in the regional tournament.
Our fall competition is the negotiation competition. Its purpose is to select new members into our society and to give students an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the process of negotiation.
In the spring we hold a client counseling competition. There, students familiarize themselves with client counseling in a competitive, fun, and academic environment.
The ADR society offers students an excellent opportunity to gain practical skills that will compliment their acquired education. We hope to see you in the Fall! Want to learn more? Contact us.
Community Service Chair
Professor Patrick Johnston