Law School Negotiation & Dispute Resolution LL.M. Curriculum

REQUIRED COURSES

LL.M. students must take a minimum of 15 credits of the 24 total required credits from the following courses: 

Introductory NDR Courses 

  • Negotiation
  • Introduction to U.S. & Comparative ADR Processes

NDR Core Courses  

  • Pretrial Practice & Settlement—14 sections/year
  • Mediation Theory & Practice - 4 sections/year
  • Employment & Civil Rights Theory & Practice
  • Family Mediation Theory & Practice
  • Multi-Party & Public Policy Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice
  • Negotiation Theory & Practice
  • Advanced Negotiation Theory Seminar
  • Arbitration Theory & Practice
  • Business Negotiation Theory & Practice - 2 sections/year
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Securities Law: Litigation & Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Sports Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation
  • Entertainment Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation
  • Trial Practice & Procedure – 2 sections/year
  • Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic—2 sections/year (LL.M. students may count up to 4 cr toward degree)
  • International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship—2 sections/year (LL.M. students may count up to 4 cr toward degree)

ELECTIVES

LL.M. students may choose electives according to their interests from the J.D. curriculum; the following are some recommended electives relevant to the negotiation and dispute resolution field: 

NDR Related Courses 

  • Business Planning & Drafting: Fundamentals of M&A Transactions
  • Business Planning & Drafting: The Deal
  • Game Theory & the Law Seminar
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy – 2 sections/year
  • Organizing, Coalition Building & Lobbying – 2 sections/year
  • ABA Representation in Mediation Competition
  • Supervised Research
  • Supervised Practicum/Lawyering Practice Externship (LL.M. students may count up to 4 cr toward degree)
  • Trial Advocacy Competition