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Sept. 2, 2016

Portsmouth offers CIArb-approved LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution

University of PortsmouthAlternative dispute resolution (ADR) – including arbitration, mediation and conciliation – is a fast growing area and this growth is set to continue. ADR is already mandatory in certain consumer-facing business areas and increasingly courts require parties in dispute to undergo ADR before resorting to litigation. At the University of Portsmouth’s School of Law in southern England, the LLM Alternative Dispute Resolution is approved by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, open to law and non-law graduates and can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over three years.

On this LLM students will gain an understanding of negotiation, from small scale personnel disputes to large scale international commercial arbitrations. They will also learn about mediation and conciliation, which are increasingly used in areas such as human resources, construction and corporate transactional disputes where parties are keen to avoid the cost and negative publicity of litigation.

LLM Course Director Joanne Atkinson says: “There are currently thousands of roles being advertised by employers in the private and public sectors looking for the skills and knowledge required to successfully handle dispute resolution. Career prospects could be unlimited for those with a passion and ambition to aim for top roles in large and diverse organisations or to become a consultant in this arena.” The School of Law at the University of Portsmouth holds regular open evenings and would be delighted if you could attend.

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Content added on 2nd September 2016.

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