LL.M. in Dispute Resolution

Established in 1999 as the first of its kind in the United States, the Mizzou LL.M. in Dispute Resolution is designed to assist lawyers and other dispute resolution professionals develop a deeper and broader understanding of the role that conflict plays in society, and of better ways to manage conflict through the design and implementation of appropriate, effective and fair dispute resolution processes.

The program consists of 24 credits hours of study and can normally be completed in a year, although a part-time option is available.   The highly-selective nature of the program allows students to individualize their plan of study in light of their specific needs and interests.  Required courses generally meet one day a week which allows students to complete the program on a part-time basis while continue to work.  Small enrollment classes provide all students with the opportunity to work closely with our extensive resident faculty which is comprised of some of the most prolific dispute resolution teachers and scholars in the country.

Over the years we have been fortunate to have a very diverse student body.  Applicants come from a variety of walks of life and from a wide array of countries.  Our graduates include practicing lawyers, dispute resolution professionals, judges, and professors in a variety of disciplines.