Many of us advocate the inclusion of ADR as a mandatory course in the legal curriculum both in Australia and internationally.
The current crisis in the United States legal education context makes me reflect on the fact that as students ask more of legal educators and their programs it is more important than ever that theory/skills course such as ADR are included in the curriculum.
ADR can prepare students for legal practice but also for careers that are not in the law but in associated areas. ADR is a course that opens up possibilities.
For a discussion of the crisis in United States legal education see