LL.M. Programs

The University of Missouri School of Law offers LL.M. degree programs in Dispute Resolution and American Law. Residential students typically complete the 24-credit-hour program in one academic year. Students in the online LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program typically take two courses per semester and complete the program in two academic years. A part-time residential option also is available for domestic students in the LL.M. in Dispute Resolution program.

The highly-selective nature of the programs allows students to individualize their plan of study in light of their specific needs and interests. Applicants come from a variety of practice areas and from a wide array of countries.

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution On-Campus

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.

Students have 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. Our graduates include practicing lawyers, dispute resolution professionals, judges, and professors in a variety of disciplines.

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution Online

As with our residential program, you will develop core skills in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and conflict resolution with our leading dispute resolution scholars and practitioners, but with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you.  Visit Mizzou Online for more information and to apply.

LL.M. in American Law

The Mizzou LL.M. in American Law provides an introduction to the American legal system and U.S. legal practice for students who earned their first degree in law outside the United States.

Beyond the 6 credit hours of required courses – introduction to U.S. law, professional responsibility, and legal research and writing – students can customize their study in fields such as intellectual property, commercial law, criminal law, family law, dispute resolution, and employment law.

University Graduate Certificates with a Dispute Resolution Focus

For non-JD students, the Dispute Resolution Certificate for Non-Lawyers is an online graduate certificate that combines a graduate-level academic experience with the development of professional skills related to dispute resolution. This certificate complements the course work of those enrolled in graduate degree programs such as an MBA, MPA or MHA.

An online graduate certificate in Organizational Change and Conflict Management provides a deeper understanding of the challenges of people and organizations, particularly in the public and nonprofit sectors. Students learn models for conflict resolution, strategic planning, executive coaching, team building and organizational diagnosis and assessment.

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