Pepperdine University is ranked 1st in the nation among the best law schools offering dispute resolution programs, according to the U. S. News & World Report's assessment of America's Best Graduate Schools (2012 Edition).

Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution bested Harvard University, Hamline University, the University of Missouri, and Ohio State University, which comprise the remaining top five schools.

This is the eleventh consecutive year that Hamline's Dispute Resolution program has ranked in the top 5 in the country. Established in 1991, the Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI) offers rigorous academic discourse, hands-on simulation experience, and cross-disciplinary examination of conflict theory, advocacy, and problem-solving in domestic and study abroad courses for law students, lawyers and other professionals.

The University of Missouri's award-winning program in dispute resolution is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. The University of Missouri School of Law is the only U.S.-based institution that has received Recognised Course Provider status from CIArb for JD courses offered during the academic year.

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is a leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution. The College of Law established the Program on Dispute Resolution (PDR) to train future lawyers in an array of processes other than litigation, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The program also emphasizes the value of designing dispute resolution systems tailored to the needs of private and public institutions.

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