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A Master of Laws is a postgraduate degree often pursued by scholars who already have a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws degree. An LLM focuses on a specific area within a law field. Most LLM programs take a year to complete.

What is an LLM in Dispute Resolution Studies? It is a degree program that looks at the techniques and theories needed to solve common disputes. Students may learn about both adjudicative and consensual processes, or they may be able to select a focus within their degree. There’s no set course structure for this type of LLM, but universities may offer courses similar to alternative dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration, mediation theory and practice, psychology of conflict communication, and dispute resolution and religion. Before graduating, scholars may have to complete a dissertation.

Like other law degrees, an LLM in Dispute Resolution Studies can arm graduates with the skills and experiences they need to be successful lawyers. This particular field of study improves a student’s understanding of the neutral’s responsibility in mediation, which can make him or her a better advocate. Participants may also improve their communication and negotiation skills.

The cost of an LLM can vary from school to school. Factors that often affect tuition include the university, the school’s location and the program duration. Applicants can learn more by contacting schools directly.

Most students who complete an LLM in Dispute Resolution Studies program already have some professional experience as lawyers. This degree then gives them an opportunity to take on a leadership role within their firm. Some students use this education to become mediation consultants, dispute resolution policymakers, administrative law judges, hearing officers, senior mediators, arbitrator trainers and dispute resolution consultants.

No matter where a student lives, he or she may be able to enroll in this type of program. Universities around the world offer LLM programs both online and on campus. Learning more is easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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21 Results in Dispute Resolution Studies

U Law Hong Kong

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of ... [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution) Reg. No. 252957

This standalone Masters course will provide you with valuable insight into how the English legal system operates, with an emphasis on your chosen specialist legal area of Conflict Resolution (Reg. No. 252957). This qualification will equip you with the practical skills to assist you in gaining employment within your specialist area in a legal or commercial capacity. If you are already working in these fields, our LLM will enhance your CV and help you take on a more senior role.

These courses are registered with the Hong Kong Non-local Courses Registry (NCR). It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which these courses may lead. ... [-]

Hong Kong
October 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Full-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.

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United Kingdom London Birmingham Leeds
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Online
University of Law Online

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of ... [+]

LLM Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution - Part-time

Our LLMs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Requirements Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in law at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
September 2019
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Missouri School of Law

The LL.M. degree program consists of 24 credits hours of study and can normally be completed in a year, although a part-time option is available for domestic students in ... [+]

The LL.M. degree program consists of 24 credits hours of study and can normally be completed in a year, although a part-time option is available for domestic students in the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program.

The highly selective nature of the programs allows students to individualize their plan of study in light of their specific needs and interests. Applicants come from a variety of walks of life and from a wide array of countries.

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

Established in 1999 as the first of its kind in the United States, the Mizzou LL.M. in Dispute Resolution is designed to assist lawyers and other dispute resolution professionals develop a deeper and broader understanding of the role that conflict plays in society, and of better ways to manage conflict through the design and implementation of appropriate, effective and fair dispute resolution processes.... [-]

USA Columbia
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Online
Loyola Law School

Loyola Law School is ranked 9th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization to give the next generation of Loyola stude ... [+]

Loyola Law School is ranked 9th in Trial Advocacy by U.S. News & World Report. The school has designed this specialization to give the next generation of Loyola students the practical skills demanded by the market, while fostering Loyola's mission of upholding the highest standards of ethics, promoting the fair administration of justice, and facilitating our commitment to serving the community. Loyola's renowned advocacy teams, experienced doctrinal and skills faculty, and extensive advocacy-related course offerings set the school apart in lawyering skills training.

Students who complete the program will have a matchless opportunity for exposure to and concentrated study in the law and skills necessary to train as an advocate in a civil litigation setting.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Miami School of Law

International trade continues to turn increasingly towards international arbitration to resolve cross-border commercial and investment disputes. The White & Case Inte ... [+]

International trade continues to turn increasingly towards international arbitration to resolve cross-border commercial and investment disputes. The White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Program and its preeminent faculty would be delighted to help students open doors to the world of international arbitration.

Who Should Consider This Degree?

The LL.M. in International Arbitration provides a unique individualized educational curriculum and opportunity for a small group of top-quality students from a range of countries, wishing to acquire an in-depth grounding in the field of international arbitration as a platform for a successful career. The program - the only one of its kind in the United States - is ideal for:... [-]

USA Tampa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Pepperdine University School of Law

The top-ranked Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has led the nation in law-school-based conflict resolution for over a decade and has been ranked # 1 in the U.S. Ne ... [+]

The LLM in Dispute Resolution is considered the premier program in dispute resolution and offers students the most amount of flexibility in their dispute resolution education. This 26 unit program is structured with a balance of theory and practice; students will focus on a variety of ADR mechanisms including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, as well as gain practice through the requisite Mediation Clinic and Externship program.

Students can follow a more general course of study without a concentration, or declare a concentration in mediation, arbitration or litigation.

Available Concentrations Mediation

Students in the LLM in Dispute Resolution can pursue a concentration in Mediation. This concentration will allow students to use their electives to focus on aspects of the mediation process.... [-]

USA Malibu
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
American University Washington College of Law

The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advo ... [+]

The Master of Laws in Advocacy (Advocacy LL.M. Program) at American University Washington College of Law, administered by the law school's Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program, combines a rigorous academic component and a breadth of practical litigation training. The Program offers an array of courses, externships, and opportunities to pursue legal scholarship and gain teaching experience. Important focuses of the Advocacy LL.M. Program are the use of modern technology in litigation and the training of ethical trial lawyers. The Program's innovative curriculum will aid graduates in preparation for all aspects of litigation.

The Advocacy LL.M. is designed to provide students maximum flexibility. It was developed to take into account the differing needs and interests of students and practitioners. Program participants may select an individualized curriculum from a list of 17 core trial advocacy courses and 40 litigation-based courses. Every student must complete the Advanced Trial Advocacy and Ethics for Trial Lawyers courses before receiving their LL.M. degree. To be awarded the LL.M. degree, a student is required to earn at least 24 credits while pursuing study on a full or part-time basis.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 semesters
Campus
Queen Mary Online

Queen Mary University of London’s online programmes in International Dispute Resolution aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to co ... [+]

Overview

Queen Mary University of London’s online programmes in International Dispute Resolution aim to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and its resolution and to equip them with the tools required to succeed in the field. They combine solid theoretical grounding, broad interdisciplinary training, and opportunities for individual study and skills development. Further, our dynamic programmes are designed to offer you all the excellent learning opportunities you would get on campus, without the restrictions of fixed times and locations.

The online programmes in International Dispute Resolution can be studied part-time as Master of Law (LLM), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert). The PGDip and the PGCert are shorter versions of the LLM programme. Unlike the LLM, they do not require completion of a dissertation but provide you with masters-level content. The difference between the PGDip and the PGCert is the number of modules required (the PGCert is shorter than the PGDip).... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
2 years
Online
Erasmus School of Law - Erasmus University Rotterdam

International Arbitration and Business Law LL.M. provides its graduates with a unique set of international arbitration skills together with a solid expertise in internati ... [+]

International Arbitration and Business Law LL.M. provides its graduates with a unique set of international arbitration skills together with a solid expertise in international business law. The programme is tailored to cover both procedural and substantive law aspects of the international dispute resolution.

What aspects does the programme cover?

International Arbitration

After successfully concluding the research and writing skills module, you will fully immerse in the world of international arbitration. During the second block of the academic year, you will be confronted not only with the fundamental aspects of arbitration law but you will also be challenged to understand principles of international arbitration from the comparative law perspective. In the spring term, you will also be exposed to distinctive futures of investment arbitration. You will also be given a chance to participate in one of numerous international moot courts.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
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Full-time
12 months
Campus
London South Bank University

Gain valuable work experience at our Legal Advice Clinic and automatic membership of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Study full-time or part-time. ... [+]

The LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution offers you the opportunity to gain a recognized legal professional qualification as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and build valuable professional experience working as a volunteer in our Legal Advice Clinic.

You'll study the law, procedure, and theory of civil litigation and related dispute resolution processes while also gaining practical legal experience and developing your professional skills. All students will take part in face to face, drop-in advice-giving sessions at our Legal Advice Clinic and may have an opportunity to volunteer at our Lambeth County Court Help Desk.

Accreditation Key course information - ordered by mode Mode Duration Start Date Location Full-time 12 months September Southwark Campus Part-time 24 months September Southwark Campus Modules ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Europa-Institut

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law. One of the specializations offered is a specialization in ... [+]

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with six modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-6 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution, European and International Protection of Human Rights and IT Law (from Winter Semester 2019/2020 on, initially only in German).

Example: Specialization in International Dispute Resolution

The study unit International Dispute Resolution familiarizes students with typical problems and the basic concepts of international commercial arbitration, international investment arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The aim of the study unit is to focus on efficient and fair dispute resolution in a transnational context, in a world where commercial courts are national institutions. This study unit offers, in addition to the named lecture topics, complementing lectures for increased understanding and insight, for instance in “International Business Transactions”, a lecture focusing on students acquiring specialized expertise as well as insight into the many cultural perspectives and aspects relevant to doing business across borders, in order for students to get an enhanced understanding of the complexity of cross-border trade. Case studies, negotiation, and procedural training are an important part of the study unit and provide an ideal addition to the lectures on offer. This enables students to obtain an ideal mix of theoretically minded lectures, equipping students with the necessary analytical abilities, and more practically applicable courses, allowing students to put their acquired theoretical knowledge into practice. Distinguished guest lecturers form an integral part of the... [-]

Germany Saarbrücken
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Westminster

The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught par ... [+]

LLMs in Dispute Resolution Studies. Course summary The course is intended for anyone wishing to demonstrate a commitment to contentious law in public and private international and commercial legal contexts. The taught part of the programme includes modules which reflect the three main forms of the dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. This course differs from the International Commercial Law LLM course which is primarily concerned with non-contentious aspects of commerce (modules include competition law, trade, and insurance). Class sizes are, in general, quite small, and you will be able to mix with students on other Masters courses at Westminster Law School. Course structure ... [-]
United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies, and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborat ... [+]

Why this course?

This postgraduate programme in mediation and conflict resolution, now in its fifth year, provides a thorough, practical and exciting introduction to this developing area.

Still the only course of its kind in the UK, the programme is rigorous and multi-disciplinary, exposing you to a wide range of approaches as well as being taught by experts from across the UK.

The skills of conflict resolution are crucial in contemporary life. Professionals in business, public bodies, and the law are increasingly expected to act in a collaborative way and to resolve disputes without the delay and expense of litigation. Mediation is fast becoming a core skill.

In response to popular demand, from 2014/15 you can graduate with either an LLM or MSc. Students whose dissertations deal with significant legal or justice questions receive recognition via an LLM. Those who take a social science or empirical approach will graduate with an MSc. This division reflects the range of students taking the course, who include:... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
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Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 days
Campus
Catholic University of Central Africa

The objective of this training is to train lawyers in litigation and arbitration. ... [+]

FORMATION'S GOAL

The objective of this training is to train lawyers in litigation and arbitration.

TRAINING DURATION

The training lasts two years.

TARGETED SKILLS

The holders of the Master will be able to intervene on the questions:

The holders of the Master will be able to intervene in the following areas: Civil, criminal and administrative proceedings Emergency procedures Common Law Procedures Internal and international arbitration Private and public business litigation

CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

Two possibilities :

For students holding a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Management of the UCAC in the field of law, admission in the first year is based on a study For any external candidate holding a BAC + 3 in law, the admission in the 1st year is done on study of file ... [-]
Cameroon Yaounde
September 2019
French
2 years
Campus