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Posted Oct. 14, 2018
Top 10 LLMs in Dispute Resolution in the United States
An LLM in Dispute Resolution in the United States tends to take around a year on a full-time basis and many law schools do not offer a part-time or online options.
Some LLM courses in the United States are only aimed at internationally trained lawyers and there are other programs aimed at American trained lawyers.
Here’s our roundup of 10 of the best LLM programs in Dispute Resolution to study in the United States*.
LLM – Ohio State University
Cost: $30,850 total cost for in-state students / $45,806 total cost for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: The LLM course at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University is only open to internationally trained students and they can participate in the prestigious Dispute Resolution program. Modules include Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Work Place, Dispute System Design and International Dispute Resolution.
LLM in Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine University
Cost: $55,890 total cost for all students.
What you will study: This course at Pepperdine University is a flexible course allowing students to focus on litigation, arbitration or mediation, or have no concentration at all. Modules include Psychology of Conflict Communication, Divorce and Family Mediation and Faith-Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking.
LLM – Harvard University
Cost: $64,978 total cost for all students.
What you will study: The Alternative Dispute Resolution skills clinic at Harvard University is highly rated, as is the flexible LLM program that allows students to tailor their studies to their future career plans.
LLM in Dispute Resolution – University of Missouri
Cost: $21,837 total cost for in-state students / $40,347 total cost for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: This Master of Laws at the University of Missouri was the first LLM course that offered a specialism in Dispute Resolution in the United States. Students gain an understanding of the importance of dispute in society and how to improve the management of conflict and dispute.
LLM – Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Cost: $43,534 total cost for all full-time students.
What you will study: The LLM course is only available for internationally trained lawyers who can gain a Certificate in Conflict Resolution. The Certificate in Conflict Resolution is available for study to domestic students through the JD program rather than the LLM course. International students can only study on-campus on a full-time basis and it takes a year to complete the LLM with a Certificate in Conflict Resolution.
LLM in Confilct and Dispute Resolution – University of Oregon
Cost: $35,418 total cost for in-state students / $44,022 total cost for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: Course modules at the University of Oregon include Psychology of Conflict, Dialogue Across Differences and ADR Strategies in Litigation.
LLM – Marquette University
Cost: $46,170 total cost for all students.
What you will study: LLM students at Marquette University can gain a Certificate in Dispute Resolution with modules such as Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation Advocacy.
LLM in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy – Yeshiva University
Cost: $60,610 total cost for all students.
What you will study: Students on this course at Yeshiva University can be part of the Cardozo Dispute Resolution Society, which runs networking events and discussion panels with students and alumni interested in Dispute Resolution.
LLM – Arizona State University
Cost: $27,578 total cost for in-state students / $45,940 total cost for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: Students at Arizona State University can tailor their studies to match their career plans and undertake modules in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Tribunals. They can also participate in the work of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center to further their understanding.
LLM – Northwestern University
Cost: $64,402 total cost for all students.
What you will study: The LLM at Northwestern University is aimed at international students who wish to practice in the United States. The course can be tailored to meet the students’ own interests, and students can gain a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Students gain practical experience of dispute resolution by working with lawyers and judges who focus on dispute resolution.
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