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 round up of 10 of the best LLM programs in Dispute Resolution to study in the United States*.

LLM in Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine University 

Cost: $54,260 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 – Ohio State University 

Cost: $30,264 total cost for in-state students / $45,217 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 – Harvard University 

Cost: $62,792 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 – Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Cost: $42,816 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 Dispute Resolution – University of Missouri 

Cost: $21,407 total cost for in-state students / $39,536 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 – Marquette University 

Cost: $44,830 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 – Arizona State University

Cost: $27,388 total cost for in-state students / $44,888 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 in Confilct and Dispute Resolution – University of Oregon 

Cost: $33,922 total cost for in-state students / $42,166 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 in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy – Yeshiva University 

Cost: $58,764 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 – Northwestern University 

Cost: $62,084 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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