Financial Information

Financial Support from the LL.M. Program

The LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution offers limited departmental financial support to full-time students — the Rankin M. Gibson LL.M. Scholarship and the LL.M. Fellowship. In general, LL.M. students with departmental financial support receive funding for one semester. View the total proposed tuition, fees, and other expenses.

The application form for department funding explains the two different awards and provides instructions on how to apply. The Law School does not offer graduate teaching or graduate research assistantships.

Applicants can address funding questions to the LL.M. Program Coordinator at (573) 882-2020 or

New York Summer Externship Fellowship

Each year, the LL.M. Program provides a substantial fellowship to cover expenses related to a summer externship with major organizations in the field such as the American Arbitration Association or the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution in New York City. This opportunity is available only to LL.M. students who do this for externship course credit. This program is available through the generosity of the Husch Blackwell LLP law firm in Kansas City, Missouri.

Financial Support for All Graduate Students

The MU Office of Research and Graduate Studies maintains a web site with additional financial support information.

Weinstein Fellowship for International Students

The Weinstein International Fellowship program provides opportunities for individuals from outside the United States to visit the U.S. to learn more about dispute resolution processes and practices and to pursue a project of their own design that serves to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries. It is sponsored by the JAMS Foundation. For more information, see