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. H. Case Ellis, PresidentIts 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 umbrella organization of three distinct student organizations – the InterNational ADR Society, the International Law School Mediation Tournament, and the National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament.

In addition to acting as an umbrella organization, 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 visit our website at or e-mail us at
H. Case Ellis
The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution

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Your donation helps us to provide scholarships to students wishing to participate in our tournaments.  Please send a check payable to INADR - 2700 Westown Parkway, Ste. 410, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

The Academy offers a variety of courses in mediation methods and techniques to all persons, dedicated to serving their communities as peacemakers.

Those meeting all Academy requirements will receive Board Certification. In addition, the Academy offers instruction to colleges and universities, including graduate schools, interested in establishing mediation centers, and sponsors and supports national intercollegiate and law school mediation tournaments as part of its outreach program.

Finally, the Academy provides instruction and guidance to business, government, religious and civic organizations in the methodology of peacemaking.