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This guide will assist users in conducting ADR research at North Carolina Central University School of Law's library.
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What is ADR?

The term "alternative dispute resolution" (or ADR) refers to any method of settling disputes outside of litigation.  It typically includes arbitration, mediation, and negotiation.  This LibGuide will provide the user with basic information and resources about ADR and its various methods of dispute resolution.

If you are interested in studying ADR during your tenure at NCCU School of Law, please visit the Dispute Resolution Institute webpage.


Introductory ADR Texts

The following resources provide basic information about ADR so the user can gain an understanding of the concepts and practices.  The Law Library has many more books on the subject.  For more specific information about arbitration, mediation, and negotiation click on the corresponding tabs.

If you would like to search the Law Library Catalog for books on the subject yourself, consider searching with the following subject headings:

  • compromise (law)
  • compromise (law) -- united states
  • compromise (law) -- north carolina
  • dispute resolution (law)
  • dispute resolution (law) -- united states
  • dispute resolution (law) -- north carolina

You may also wish to scan the shelves for titles that interest you.  Books on ADR are located in call number ranges KF 9084 and KFN 7960.3.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Essential Competency for Lawyers - Mark V.B. Partridge
Call Number: K2390 .P37 2009
ISBN: 9780195372052
Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Essential Competency for Lawyers helps litigators and corporate counsel gain a critical understanding of the increasingly important world of alternative dispute resolution. Readers will learn not only how to resolve disputes more efficiently, but to achieve better results at a lower cost. The book includes an assessment of the benefits of ADR, the specific tactics and tools available within an ADR context, cases studies where ADR has been used to achieve improved results, and practical advice and tips for advocacy in ADR settings, with special emphasis on mediation skills. Relevant statutes and case law are included within a larger narrative that highlights the most effective strategies of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell - Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley
Call Number: KF9084 .Z9 N65 2008
ISBN: 0314180141
This comprehensive guide provides an overview of alternative dispute resolutions and settlements. This Nutshell presents alternatives to dispute resolutions that go beyond the "one size fits all" litigation mentality. On-point discussion facilitates an understanding of the wide variety of options available that can better suit a client's needs, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

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Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation, Arbitration, and the Art of Dispute Resolution - Abraham P. Ordover
Call Number: KF9084 .O73 2002
ISBN: 1556817495
This book explores key concepts and terms, and addresses practical how-to issues that all attorneys need to recognize and master regardless of their field of expertise.

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Mediating Legal Disputes - Dwight Golann; American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: KF9085 .G63 2009
ISBN: 9781604423037
An updated and revised edition of Mediating Legal Disputes: Effective Strategies for Lawyers and Mediators, the 1996 CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution co-winner for best book. Mediating Legal Disputes combines theory with intensely practical techniques that the reader can use to resolve difficult legal disputes.

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Principles of Alternative Dispute Resolution - Stephen J. Ware
Call Number: KF9084 .W35 2007
ISBN: 0314149074
Part of the Concise Hornbook series, this book provides the reader with a basic overview of alternative dispute resolution.

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Examples and Explanations - Michael L. Moffitt; Andrea Kupfer Schneider
Call Number: KF9084 .M64 2014 (Reserves)
ISBN: 9781454833970
Publication Date: 2014-04-28
A favorite among successful students, and often recommended by professors, the unique Examples & Explanations series gives you extremely clear introductions to concepts followed by realistic examples that mirror those presented in the classroom throughout the semester. Use at the beginning and midway through the semester to deepen your understanding through clear explanations, corresponding hypothetical fact patterns, and analysis. Then use to study for finals by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the accompanying analysis. Designed to complement your casebook, the trusted Examples & Explanations titles get right to the point in a conversational, often humorous style that helps you learn the material each step of the way and prepare for the exam at the end of the course. The unique, time-tested Examples & Explanations series is invaluable to teach yourself the subject from the first day of class until your last review before the final. Each guide: helps you learn new material by working through chapters that explain each topic in simple language challenges your understanding with hypotheticals similar to those presented in class provides valuable opportunity to study for the final by reviewing the hypotheticals as well as the structure and reasoning behind the corresponding analysis quickly gets to the point in conversational style laced with humor remains a favorite among law school students is often recommended by professors who encourage the use of study guides works with ALL the major casebooks, suits any class on a given topic provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures


ADR Journals & Law Reviews

The following journals and law reviews cover the broad topic of ADR. NCCU Law Library users can access these materials through print or electronic databases like HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext. (If you wish to access these materials through HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, or WestlawNext you will be required to enter a username and password.)

  • Dispute Resolution Journal of the American Arbitration Association (WestlawNext)
  • Dispute Resolution magazine
  • Journal of Dispute Resolution (Lexis Advance, HeinOnline)
  • Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (HeinOnline, LexisNexis, WestlawNext)
  • Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution (HeinOnline, Lexis Advance)

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