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Georgetown Law Library Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Research Guide
This guide was created for students conducting introductory research in the area of alternative dispute resolution, also commonly called "ADR". ADR emerged in the 1970s and is defined by Black's Law Dictionary as "a procedure for settling dispute by means other than litigation, such as arbitration and mediation." This guide will identify the major print and online resources available in the Georgetown Law Library.
Harvard's Alternative Dispute Resolution Research
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can be defined as a broad system of methodologies that parties can use to resolve their legal and quasi-legal disputes without resorting to litigation. The rules and procedures for some ADR methodologies, such as arbitration, are somewhat formally designated (either by statute or otherwise). For other ADR methodologies, there are general agreed-to principles that govern how parties are to resolve disputes. This guide discusses materials and methods researching ADR methodologies and practices.
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