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LL.M. in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

  • Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Law (WU Law)
  • Responsable(s) de la formation : Karen Tokarz ,Michael Koby
  • Contact administratif : Michael Koby
  • Adresse : Washington University School of Law Campus Box 1120 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, Saint Louis
  • Téléphone : 314-935-7557
  • Email administratif : koby@wulaw.wustl.edu
  • Site Internet : Consulter

Admission

Candidates must submit: 


(1) An application which includes one brief essay (250-300 words); 
(2) An application fee; (only if applying by mail- waived for online applications);
(3) Two recommendation letters;
(4) Official academic transcripts, in English
(5) Indication of English-language proficiency, as in a recent TOEFL, IELTS, ILEC or other standardized test score.* 


You may apply via LLM Application for Residential LLM Program (Digital Version).
 

*If you do not have a recent standardized test score or no score at all, we will provide the opportunity for a Skype-interview language evaluation as part of your admissions interview.

Application

Candidates must submit: 


(1) An application which includes one brief essay (250-300 words); 
(2) An application fee; (only if applying by mail- waived for online applications);
(3) Two recommendation letters;
(4) Official academic transcripts, in English
(5) Indication of English-language proficiency, as in a recent TOEFL, IELTS, ILEC or other standardized test score.* 


You may apply via LLM Application for Residential LLM Program (Digital Version).
 

*If you do not have a recent standardized test score or no score at all, we will provide the opportunity for a Skype-interview language evaluation as part of your admissions interview.

Program

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


Introductory NDR Courses 


  • Negotiation (1 cr) - Aug 14, Jan 15
  • Introduction to U.S. & Comparative ADR Processes (3 cr) - fall 14

NDR Core Courses  


  • Pretrial Practice & Settlement (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (4 sections/year)
  • Mediation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (4 sections/year)
  • Employment & Civil Rights Theory & Practice (3 cr)
  • Family Mediation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Multi-Party & Public Policy Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice (3 cr) - fall 14
  • Negotiation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Advanced Negotiation Theory Seminar (3 cr)
  • Arbitration Theory & Practice (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Business Negotiation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (2 sections/year)
  • Investment-State Arbitration (1 cr) - fall 14
  • International Commercial Arbitration (1 cr) - spring 15
  • Securities Law: Litigation & Arbitration (3 cr) - fall 14
  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution (3 cr) - fall 14
  • Sports Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation (3 cr)
  • Entertainment Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Real Estate Practice, Negotiation & Drafting - fall 2014
  • Trial Practice & Procedure – 2 sections/year (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (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

Curriculum

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


Introductory NDR Courses 


  • Negotiation (1 cr) - Aug 14, Jan 15
  • Introduction to U.S. & Comparative ADR Processes (3 cr) - fall 14

NDR Core Courses  


  • Pretrial Practice & Settlement (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (4 sections/year)
  • Mediation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (4 sections/year)
  • Employment & Civil Rights Theory & Practice (3 cr)
  • Family Mediation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Multi-Party & Public Policy Dispute Resolution Theory & Practice (3 cr) - fall 14
  • Negotiation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Advanced Negotiation Theory Seminar (3 cr)
  • Arbitration Theory & Practice (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Business Negotiation Theory & Practice (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (2 sections/year)
  • Investment-State Arbitration (1 cr) - fall 14
  • International Commercial Arbitration (1 cr) - spring 15
  • Securities Law: Litigation & Arbitration (3 cr) - fall 14
  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution (3 cr) - fall 14
  • Sports Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation (3 cr)
  • Entertainment Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation (3 cr) - spring 15
  • Real Estate Practice, Negotiation & Drafting - fall 2014
  • Trial Practice & Procedure – 2 sections/year (3 cr) - fall 14, spring 15 (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