ADR-related externships in the Appropriate Dispute Resolution Field Clinic are in private and non-profit organizations, and involve mediating and arbitrating disputes in varied areas including family law, international business, and community/neighborhood conflicts.

Organizations sponsoring student externships in the past included the American Arbitration Association, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, FINRA, the New York Peace Institute, mediation projects in the federal courts, and others. Students may observe mediations and arbitrations, interview litigants, screen cases, and research legal and policy issues.