The Law School has compiled the following list of upper-level courses currently or recently offered to guide students interested in negotiation and dispute resolution (NDR). Related clinics and/or externships are marked with an asterisk and grouped separately at the end of the list. The Law School offers the listed courses regularly, but some are not available every year. For guidance about which courses might best fit your particular needs, please consult Professor Karen Tokarz.

  • Arbitration Theory & Practice
  • Business Planning & Drafting: The Deal
  • Advanced Negotiation Theory & Practice
  • Business Lawyering: Listening, Writing, Negotiating
  • Business Negotiation Theory & Practice
  • Business Planning & Drafting & Dispute Resolution: Fundamentals of M&A Transaction Practice
  • Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic*
  • Coalition Building & Lobbying
  • Contract Management & Negotiation Across the Americas
  • Corporate Planning, Drafting & Negotiation
  • Employment/Civil Rights Mediation & Dispute Resolution: Theory & Practice
  • Game Theory & the Law Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship*
  • Introduction to US & Comparative ADR Processes
  • Law & Psychology
  • Nonprofit Planning, Drafting & Negotiation
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Mediation Theory & Practice
  • Multi-Party/Public Policy Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice
  • Organizing, Coalition Building & Lobbying
  • Pretrial Practice & Settlement
  • Real Estate Practice, Negotiation & Drafting
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Securities Law: Litigation & Arbitration

Clinics & Externships

The Law School offers the following Clinic and Externship related to NDR: the Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic and the International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship.

Certificate Programs, Joint Degrees & LLM Programs

JD students interested in this area of the law may wish to apply for the Public Interest Law Certificate or the Business Law Certificate. JD students can also achieve a joint JD/NDR LLM degree in six semesters. LLM students enrolled in the LLM for International Lawyers program may wish to earn the LLM with Certificate in Dispute Resolution.

Other Opportunities

The Law School offers students interested in NDR a range of extra- and co-curricular opportunities including dispute resolution competitions for first-year, upper-class, and LLM students. Students may also pursue summer internships with agencies and courts overseas through the Global Public Interest Law Initiative, as well as participate in a variety of conferences, lectures, and roundtables related to NDR.

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of Negotiation & Dispute Resolution.

Faculty and Staff Directory
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Scott Baker

William F. & Jessica L. Kirsch Professor of Law

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Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff

Vice Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Law

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Leila Sadat

James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor

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Ann Davis Shields

Professor of Practice and Director of Pretrial Program

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Karen Tokarz

Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service; Professor of African & African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director, and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic