LLM in Dispute Resolution

Degree Requirements

The LL.M. program requires 24 credit hours of study. A minimum of 12 credits are required courses in dispute resolution and the remaining 12 credits are electives. Students choose electives according to their interests. With approval of the director of the LL.M. Program, students can apply six (6) credits of graduate-level courses outside the Law School toward the LL.M. graduation requirements.

Students studying full-time can complete degree requirements within one academic year. Part-time students in a continuous course of study can complete the program within two academic years.

Required Courses
LAW 6905LL.M. Arbitration Seminar3
LAW 6930LL.M. Major Research Project3
LAW 6935Dispute System Design3
LAW 6945Non-Binding Methods of Dispute Resolution3
Possible Electives12
Conflict and Conflict Management
Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
Emotional Intelligence in Law
LL.M. Externship
LL.M. Independent Study
Mediation Clinic
Practicum on Dispute Resolution Training and Education
Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution
Organizational Analysis and Change
Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context
Organizational Dynamics and Leadership
Theory and Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed

Tailoring the Program

In addition to the recommended electives outlined above, the MU Law School offers courses in many areas. Refer to the Courses tab above for course descriptions. Please note: Every effort is made to teach each of these courses every year, but the ability to offer them depends on faculty availability and budget constraints.

Some of the concentrated areas in the J.D. curriculum include:

  • Business Planning/Corporations
  • E-commerce
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Family
  • Governmental Processes
  • Healthcare
  • International Law
  • Normative Theory and Diversity
  • Tax
  • Trial Practice

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