Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution (for International Lawyers)

 

 

WashULaw is an excellent place to pursue a specialty in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution. As an international lawyer in our graduate program, you have the option of pursuing an LLM in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution OR an LLM for International Lawyers with a Certificate in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution.

Either degree prepares practicing lawyers to further their careers as effective and skilled negotiators, advocates, mediators, arbitrators, diplomats, ombudspersons, practitioners, policymakers, and business leaders in local, national, and international arenas. Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (NDR) have grown considerably over the past 40 years and are now the primary vehicles for legal dispute resolution in almost every area of legal practice in almost every country in the world.

Washington University has a robust Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program with an extensive curriculum including courses, seminars, and competitions. Our distinguished faculty includes full-time faculty members with expertise in psychology, business, economics, and international human rights, who teach, write, and practice in the field of dispute resolution. The Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Program also includes adjunct faculty who are top local practitioners with expertise in various NDR fields.

LLM with a Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution – Degree Requirements: 

Students must successfully complete 15 credits in the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution curriculum out of 24 required credits for graduation. This LLM degree may be completed in one academic year or part-time over multiple semesters. (NOTE: Pursuing an LLM with a Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution requires a significant amount of specialized coursework in that area. It is extremely difficult to complete the curricular requirements for this degree AND satisfy the requirements for the New York Bar Exam). NOTE: Student may only earn ONE certificate during their LLM programs.

LLM for International Lawyers with a Certificate in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution – Degree Requirements: 

Students must successfully complete 24 academic credits to earn the LLM degree. In order to earn a Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, students must complete 9 credits from the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Curriculum. (NOTE: It IS possible to complete a Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution AND satisfy the requirements for the New York Bar Exam).

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Curriculum: 

Appellate Advocacy

Business Lawyering: Listening, Drafting & Negotiating

Business Planning & Transaction Practice: Fundamentals of M & A Transactions

Comparative Business Negotiation *

Contract Management & Negotiation Across the Americas

Corporate Planning, Drafting & Negotiation

International Business Transactions

International Commercial Arbitration

International Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Introduction to U.S. and Comparative ADR *

Investor-State Arbitration

IP Litigation & Arbitration

Made in China

Nonprofit Planning, Drafting & Negotiation

Real Estate Practice: Negotiation & Drafting

Real Estate Transactions

Securities Litigation & Arbitration

For program admissions questions, contact Asst. Dean Tomea Mersmann (mersmann@wustl.edu)

For curriculum information, contact Professor Karen Tokarz, Director, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program (Tokarz@wulaw.wustl.edu)

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