The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution was founded in the Spring of 2002, to further the awareness of mediation as a means of establishing peaceful resolution. Its mission is to encourage society to resolve differences and disputes in a more sensitive and compassionate manner; and to promote peace and civility in human behavior.

The focus of the Academy has been in education at the undergraduate, graduate, law school, and professional levels. To this end it offers mediation courses at all levels as well as certifying professionals.

The Academy is made up of lawyers, judges, professors, and other professionals, all having an abiding conviction that mediation is the better way.  As the Academy has grown, it has become the primary sponsor of three annual events, the International World Congress, the International Law School Mediation Tournament, and the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament, in addition to smaller invitational tournaments held around the world.

The Academy provides judges for tournament events and financial support to students seeking to participate in the various activities. If you would like more information about the Academy, or have any questions, please e-mail us at iadrexec@gmail.com.