Sample Course Schedule

Students can complete the online LLM in Dispute Resolution program on a part-time or full-time basis. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 12 months, while part-time students typically complete the program in 24 months.

Below is a sample schedule for a full-time LLM student. While this schedule is only an example of a possible course sequence, it should serve as a useful guide.

Sample 12-Month Schedule

Term 1
(8 units)

Negotiation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Arbitration Theory and Practice (2 units)

Mediation Theory and Practice (2 units)

Psychology of Conflict Communication (2 units)

Term 2
(9 units)

Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution (2 units)

Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution (2 units)

Divorce and Family Mediation (2 units)

Selected Issues: Apology, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation (2 units)

Residency 1 – The World of Dispute Resolution (1 unit)

Term 3
(9 units)

Advanced Mediation Seminar (2 units)

Selected Issues: Entertainment Disputes (2 units)

Selected Issues: Ombuds (2 units)

International Commercial Arbitration (2 units)

Residency 2 – Dispute Resolution in Practice for Lawyers (1 unit)