LLM with a Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

WashULaw is an excellent place to pursue a specialty in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution. Washington University School of Law is a long-standing leader in negotiation and dispute resolution education and we believe strongly that today’s lawyers must be versed in negotiation, problem-solving, collaboration, and creative dispute resolution.

An LLM with a Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution 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, internships, and competitions. The university's top-ranked social work and business schools also offer related courses in negotiation and dispute resolution.

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.


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

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.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for the LLM degree must have graduated from an accredited U.S. law school or have earned a law degree from a foreign country. For lawyers in practice, we also consider relevant work experience and a demonstrated interest in the field.

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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