The Dispute Resolution (DR) Society is one of the largest and most active student organizations at Marquette University Law School. Our mission is to support and promote the use of alternative dispute resolution within the law school, the legal community and the greater community.
We host events and activities in four key areas:
Speakers: The DR Society hosts interactive forums with dispute resolution professionals who share their experience as practioners and scholars.
Skills: Through our partnership with the Client Skills Board, the DR Society helps students develop conflict resolution skills by participating in national competition and hands-on trainings. Through the DR Society's support Marquette students have become nationally recognized as outstanding negotiators and advocates in mediation.
Scholarship: The classroom is key to our efforts to promote the exploration of emerging issues in conflict resolution. The DR Society helps students learn about coursework, the new ADR Certificate, and keeps students up-to-date on dispute resolution writing competitions.
Outreach and Member Events: The DR Society looks beyond Marquette University to help students connect with the professional community. Exciting opportunities include networking events and attending state and national conferences. We also have fun! The DR Society sponsors members only social events at great venues around Milwaukee and co-hosts an annual reception with the Client Skills Board to thank volunteer judges and DR Society supporters.