LLM in Dispute Resolution offered in Spanish for students Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM)


This program, offered entirely online and with instruction in Spanish, provides students from Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM), the opportunity to complete the LLM in Dispute Resolution (LLM in DR) offered by the University of Missouri School of Law, in an abbreviated format.  By accepting nine credit hours from the coursework taken as part of the Diplomado en Gestión Social y Transformación de Conflictos Sociales (DGS) and other similar programs, students will be able to complete their Missouri’s LLM in DR by taking just 15 additional credit hours.

Career Prospects

In addition to the fund of knowledge acquired in the DGS program, students choosing to pursue the LLM in DR will learn about other dispute resolution process (e.g., mediation, negotiation, dialogue process).  That knowledge will allow graduates to participate in dispute resolution processes in various other capacities, including serving as advocates, third-party neutrals, and dispute system designers.

Program Structure

The program is 100 percent online – no campus visits are required. The courses are offered in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous formats. All courses will be offered in Spanish.

To complete the LLM in DR, students will complete five courses at the University of Missouri. Among the courses which might be offered are:

  • Non-binding Methods of Dispute Resolution*
  • Dispute System Design*
  • Arbitration*
  • Cross-cultural Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution in the Digital Age
  • Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Dialogue Processes
  • Major Research Project/Capstone Course*

*An asterisk indicates a required course for the LLM in DR.

Students enrolled in online programs, typically take two to three classes each semester, thus, a student who have already completed the PREAA should be able to complete the LLM in DR in two or three semesters.

The programs will be completed sequentially. That is, students will first complete the DGS from UARM before enrolling in the LLM in DR at the University of Missouri. Students interested in the program should consult with the academic advisors about the sequencing and selection of courses. On an individual basis and in consultation with the Director of the LLM in DR, students might be allowed to take courses offered in English as part of the traditional LLM program.

 Admissions Process

Students applying to the program at UARM will complete the admission process to the DGS (or similar) program. Students interested in the double degree will complete their application for the LLM in DR. The application form is available here.

Admissions Requirements

The admission requirements for the LLM in DR are:

  • Graduates of the DGS (or similar) program will be able to apply directly to the LLM in DR program.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum GPA of 15 out of 20 in the DGS (or similar program). In the case of students who pass DGS or similar program with a lower average, the University of Missouri may discuss specific cases in its admissions committee.
  • Applicants must provide transcripts of all previous college or university education, a statement of purpose, a resume or CV, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants must demonstrate interest in the area of conflict resolution.
  • Applicants must demonstrate their proficiency in English as measured by a score of 42 on TOEFL, 4.5-5.0 on IELTS, 60 on Duolingo, or B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants who are unable to meet the minimum English proficiency requirement will be advised to take an English as a Second Language course or an Intensive English Language course. The applicant will bear the cost of the course. The course will not be considered part of the number of hours required to complete the required number of hours for the LLM in DR program.
  • The terms of this MOU between UARM and MU will apply to graduates from the Diplomado Internacional en Transformación de Conflictos Sociales, similar program to the DGS.
  • Admission will be reviewed by the University of Missouri under the same standards applicable to students in our online LLM program.

Tuition and Fees

Each university will set their own tuition and fees.  The University of Missouri will set tuition at the graduate student residential rate for the university at large.  For the 2023-2024 Academic Year that tuition is $500 per credit hour.  (Courses taken in English will be subject to a different tuition schedule).


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The MU School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. The School of Law is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.

For more information about the program, contact Rafael Gely, +1 (573-882-8084) or gelyr@missouri.edu.