This week we received an email from Emily Menn, Director of Education and Professional Development at the New York State Dispute Resolution Association that included information about 21 open dispute resolution positions located all over the US and in Canada.
In a subsequent email, she explains why she is sharing this info…
I went to law school to focus in dispute resolution. Talking with established practitioners, I consistently heard how wonderful the field is as a profession and how difficult it is to break in. I spent over six months after graduating in 2006 applying to positions all over the country. I was lucky enough to have the time to search extensively and the freedom to relocate to very rewarding job. But I realized that many of my peers leaving dispute resolution graduate programs might not have that luxury.
In searching I realized that there are a lot of opportunities to find work in dispute resolution–but uncovering them takes creativity and connections. I started the email list to make more career services offices aware dispute resolution, allow professors to pass resources to their students and to help educate individual job seekers about the types of positions available.
The job list hopefully will help the “third generation” of dispute resolution practitioners–those who are graduating from the myriad of law and graduate programs across the country–find meaningful work. In the next year, I would like to interview recent graduates to learn more about their ADR job search experience. At NYSDRA this spring, I’m working with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to offer a mini-conference for students about careers in dispute resolution. Visit www.nysdra.org soon for more information.
Its a pretty long and information rich list of job opportunities, so instead of attempting to summarize it I just wrapped the whole thing up in a pdf file. If you’re looking for a job in this field, you might find something here. For future job listings, Ms. Menn invites individuals to join the list by emailing her at emily dot menn at gmail dot com with the subject “ADD TO JOBS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION LIST”