Dispute Resolution LLM

Founded in 1983, the Dispute Resolution Program ranked among the top ten dispute resolution programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report (2013).

Dispute Resolution Curriculum

To be eligible to graduate, candidates for the LLM degree in Dispute Resolution must successfully complete a total of 24 hours of credit as follows, on an "Honors/Credit/No Credit" scale of grading. In shared classes, LLM students will be graded separately from JD students. Students will be identified by exam number only, but should be aware that when the number of LLM students in a class is small, blind grading may be difficult to maintain.

Learning Outcomes

Courses for candidates with a U.S. law degree:

  • Advanced Topic in Conflict Theory (2 credits)
  • Mediation & Mediation Advocacy (3 credits)
  • Negotiation I (3 credits)
  • Advanced Negotiation (3 credits)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
  • Arbitration Theory & Practice or International Law & Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
  • LLM Practicum (2-3 credits)
  • Teaching Negotiation (3 credits)*

    * Course not offered every year

Courses for candidates with a foreign law degree:

  • Advanced Topic in Conflict Theory (4 credits)
  • Introduction to American Law (5 hours)
  • Mediation & Mediation Advocacy (3 credits)
  • Negotiation I (3 credits)
  • Advanced Negotiation (3 credits)
  • Arbitration Theory & Practice or International Law & Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
  • LLM Practicum (2-3 credits)

We also will recommend the following new courses in your first semester:

  • English Methodologies for Lawyers (credit hours to be determined)
  • Legal Research & Analysis (2 credits)
  • Introduction to American Law (3 credits)

Application

For assistance with the application and admission processes, please contact the Office of Law Admission at llm-admissions@willamette.edu or at (503) 370-6282.

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