The Alternative Dispute Resolution Laboratory (ADR Lab) is part of the Nova Law School. Its mission is to contribute to the development of ADR mechanisms, namely negotiation, mediation, conciliation and arbitration.

Our goal is to invest in training, research, reflection and dissemination of information on ADR mechanisms, especially in Portugal.

The main driver behind the creation of the Lab was a call by the community that Nova Law School greeted with open arms. This openness to the community and close cooperation is, in fact, one of the Lab’s distinguishing marks.

This site aims to contribute to divulge the state of the art of the ADR field in Portugal, predominantly from a legal perspective. Among other activities, we publish research projects carried out at the Nova Law School and promote academic articles on ADR.

We hope to be able to count on everyone and we are available to develop and support all initiatives related to our goals.