Law Degrees in Dispute Resolution Studies

Compare 19 Master of Laws Programs in Dispute Resolution Studies

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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LLM (Conflict Resolution)

University of Law Online
Online Full time Part time 18 - 60 months January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This master's degree is designed for modern lawyers and managers and explores the legal and commercial aspects of conflict resolution. The programme is designed in partnership with major law firms and industry leaders. The University of Law is an international leader in legal education with a 140-year-old history. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

This master's degree is designed for modern lawyers and managers and explores the legal and commercial aspects of conflict resolution. The programme is designed in partnership with major law firms and industry leaders. The University of Law is an international leader in legal education with a 140-year-old history.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelor's degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Duration

18 months (up to 5 years)

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LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Campus Full time 12 months March 2019 United Kingdom London Austria Vienna + 2 more

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. 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. [+]

LLM Legal Practice (Conflict Resolution)

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. 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.

Course Requirements UK entry requirements: Students should possess a UK bachelors degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. While we accept applications from English law graduates, you are likely to repeat many themes from your undergraduate degree. We recommend that you consider the online version of this course in the first place which has been designed for those with a qualification in law. Graduates from The University of Law’s LLB programmes are not eligible for this course. International entry requirements: An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. [-]

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

University of Missouri School of Law
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA Columbia + 1 more

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 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.... [-]


Master of Laws (LLM) - Civil Litigation and Advocacy Specialization

Loyola Law School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 USA Los Angeles

Loyola Law School has been ranked 6th 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 Law School has been ranked 6th 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.... [-]


LL.M. Conflict & Dispute Resolution Concentration

University of Oregon School of Law
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2019 USA Eugene

The Oregon LL.M. program is a full-time program and requires at least two semesters of study. [+]

LL.M. Program Duration

The Oregon LL.M. program is a full-time program and requires at least two semesters of study.

LL.M. Course Requirements

Students who elect the Conflict and Dispute Resolution concentration must complete at least 24-semester credits of required and elective courses as follows:

Required Courses (if a student has taken the same or substantially similar J.D. course, an approved substitute course will be required):

Negotiation Mediation Psychology of Conflict

At least one of the following courses:

Arbitration ADR Strategies in Litigation Facilitation Dialogue Across Differences

Additional Requirements:

- LL.M. Seminar in both Fall and Spring Semester.... [-]


LL.M. in International Arbitration

University of Miami School of Law
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Tampa

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. [+]

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:... [-]


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Advocacy

American University Washington College of Law
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 semesters September 2018 USA Washington + 1 more

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 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.... [-]


LLM in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Queen Mary Online
Online Part time 2 years April 2019 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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).... [-]


LLM in International and Commercial Dispute Resolution Law

University of Westminster - Westminster Law School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom London

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 dispute resolution process, namely adjudication (litigation and arbitration), alternative dispute resolution (ADR – principally mediation), and negotiation. [+]

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 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.... [-]


LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The LLM offers an extensive training in theoretical and practical aspects of arbitration and dispute settlement. The core matter of the program will be the study of transnational arbitration in all its forms. The program will also cover other mechanisms of international dispute settlement. These include judicial and non-judicial means of dispute resolution such as litigation before the International Court of Justice, at the World Trade Organization (Panel and Appellate Body), Human Rights Litigation (e.g. European or American framework). [+]

Why study arbitration in Paris?

One of the most attractive and important international arbitration venues worldwide thanks to the presence of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of International Arbitration.

The most important law firms specialized in International Arbitration and many of the most renowned specialists are based in Paris.

Why study arbitration at Sciences Po Law School?

Founded nearly 150 years ago, Sciences Po stands out as a world-class university with internationally-recognized degrees and research, a multicultural community and a worldwide network of partners.

Sciences Po Law School (SPLS) has developed a strong reputation in matters related to international economic law, with a particular focus on all mechanisms of international dispute settlement.... [-]


LL.M. in European and International Law - Specialization in International Dispute Resolution

Europa-Institut
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Saarbrücken

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 International Dispute Resolution. [+]

The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with five modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-5 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution and European and International Protection of Human Rights.

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 program. Furthermore, excursions to international institutions (such as the ICC in... [-]


LLM in Trans/European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration & Energy Law

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14 months October 2018 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

This programme puts forward a genuinely transnational and European perspective. It offers a highly flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of career openings in many sectors. It is addressed to recent graduates and qualified lawyers seeking to pursue a career in international, EU and transnational commercial law, company law, capital markets law, financial law and alternative dispute resolution, as well as to national regulators and public officials. [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a State University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The Course

The LL.M. programme emphasizes on learning how cross-border business activities, companies, and financial markets are regulated and how alternative dispute resolution is conducted. It is designed to offer students a thorough understanding of theory and practice in three functionally interdependent areas of law: Transnational Commercial Law, European Economic Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (arbitration and mediation).... [-]


LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The LLM programme is a single subject law programme that may be taken over a period of one year (full-time), or part-time over a period of two, three or four years. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four full units. [+]

LLM in Human Rights, Conflict, and Justice

Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two, three or four years (part-time, daytime only) We recommend that part-time students have between two-and-a-half and three days a week free to pursue their course of study.

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent) in Law

Start of programme: September intake only

The LLM programme may be completed either through one year of full-time study or two, three or four years of part-time study. All students apply to the general LLM programme but have the option of pursuing a specialized LLM.

Each LLM student is required to successfully complete 180 credits, which comprises 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit 12,000-word dissertation on a topic related to his or her specialization. Please see the 'Structure' tab for full information.... [-]


LLM in Crime and Litigation

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Understand the key principals that ground the UK criminal justice system. Gain an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice. [+]

With over 30 years of expertise, LSBU Law has shaped the professional futures of thousands of law students.

Through critical and comparative studies of justice and the criminal litigation process, this course will give you a demonstrable understanding of the key principles that ground the UK criminal justice system, its issues, approaches, and topical debates.

If you are a recent graduate, or already working within the criminal justice field, you'll further your academic and practical knowledge of the litigation process. The programme is also highly relevant to human rights workers and policy agents working in the UK or abroad. Upon completion, you'll have acquired an in-depth and systematic understanding of criminal litigation and criminal justice and will be able to work at the cutting edge of practice and research in these areas.... [-]


LLM/ MSc Mediation and Conflict Resolution

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 days September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

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. [+]

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:... [-]