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Pepperdine University: Dispute Resolution

Institution Pepperdine University
Department Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution View department profile
Study type Taught


The LLM in Dispute Resolution is considered the premier program in dispute resolution and offers students the most amount of flexibility in their dispute resolution education. This 26 unit program is structured with a balance of theory and practice; students will focus on a variety of ADR mechanisms including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, as well as gain practice through the requisite Mediation Clinic and Externship program.

Students can follow a more general course of study without a concentration, or declare a concentration in mediation, arbitration or litigation.


Pepperdine University
Rick J. Caruso School of Law

Ranked as the #1 graduate program in Dispute Resolution by the U.S. News for 13 of the last 16 years, Pepperdine Law’s Straus Institute provides advanced training in dispute resolution through professional training and academic programs. Straus has one of the most comprehensive ADR programs in the United States. Law and graduate students, mid-career professionals, and religious and community leaders can study the fields of mediation, negotiation, arbitration, international dispute resolution, and peacemaking.

The Straus Institute brings together an unparalleled full-time teaching and research faculty with scholars and practitioners from throughout the …

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