Law School Adds LLM with Concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution is the latest addition to Washington University School of Law’s robust portfolio of master of laws (LLM) programs. 

The new LLM with a concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution is currently accepting students for fall 2014. It joins the law school’s existing LLM programs in Intellectual Property & Technology Law, Taxation, and U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers. Three students—one from France and two from Australia—entered the LLM Negotiation & Dispute Resolution program in January 2014. Eight or more students are expected in August.

“Washington University School of Law is a long-standing leader in negotiation and dispute resolution education,” says Karen Tokarz, the Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service and director of the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program

“Our LLM in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution will prepare practitioners for careers as skilled negotiators, advocates, mediators, arbitrators, diplomats, ombudspersons, policymakers, and business leaders in local, national, and international arenas,” adds Tokarz, a highly respected civil rights mediator, who regularly teaches Negotiation, Mediation Theory & Practice, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic, and the International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship.  

Other full-time faculty who teach in the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution curriculum include Professor Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff, a nationally recognized expert on procedural justice and law and psychology in the context of dispute resolution, who teaches Negotiation, Advanced Negotiation, and Law & Psychology; Professor Ann Shields, a former civil litigator, who teaches Negotiation and coordinates the Pretrial Practice & Settlement course; and full-time and part-time faculty members with expertise in negotiation, arbitration, mediation, business, economics, game theory, and international human rights.  

Full-time students may complete the LLM with a concentration in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution in one semester or one year, with a part-time option also available. For more information, go to, or contact Michael Koby, Associate Dean, International & Graduate Programs,, 314-935-7557. 

Summer 2014