Curriculum

Law School Negotiation & Dispute Resolution LL.M. Curriculum

Required Courses: LL.M. students must take a minimum of 15 credits of the 24 total required credits from the following courses:

  • Advanced Negotiation seminar (3 cr) (16) (Hollander-Blumoff)
  • Arbitration Theory & Practice (3 cr) (20) (adjunct)
  • Business Negotiation Theory & Practice (3 cr) (2 sections x24 = 48) (adjuncts)
  • Civil Rights & Mediation Clinic (2 sections, 2x10 = 20) (Tokarz) (LL.M. students may count up to 4 cr toward degree)
  • Employment & Civil Rights Mediation & ADR Theory & Practice (3 cr) (24) (Tokarz)
  • Entertainment Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation (3 cr) (24) (adjuncts)
  • Family Mediation Theory & Practice (3 cr) (24) (adjunct)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (1 cr) (50) (adjunct)
  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Dispute Resolution (3 cr) (20) (adjuncts)
  • International Justice & Conflict Resolution Field Placement (2 sections x6 = 12) (Tokarz, Sadat) (LL.M. students may count up to 4 cr toward degree)
  • Introduction to US & Comparative ADR Theory & Practice (3 cr) (2 sections x60 = 120) (Larkin)
  • Mediation Theory & Practice (3 cr) (4 sections x20 = 80) (Tokarz, Larkin, adjuncts)
  • Multi Party & Public Policy Mediation & ADR Theory & Practice (3 cr) (24) (Whitby/Reeves)
  • Negotiation (1 cr) (required first-year course, plus occasional upper-level section) (Hollander-Blumoff, Larkin, Shields, Syverud, Tokarz)
  • Negotiation Theory & Practice (2 cr) (24) (Hollander-Blumoff)
  • Pretrial Practice & Settlement: Civil (3 cr) (12 sections x12 = 144) (Shields, adjuncts)
  • Securities Law: Litigation & Arbitration (3 cr) (24) (adjunct)Sports Law: Planning, Drafting & Negotiation (3 cr) (24) (adjuncts)

Electives: LL.M. students may choose electives according to their interests from the J.D. curriculum; the following are some recommended electives relevant to the negotiation and dispute resolution field:

  • Advanced Practical Criminal Procedure (3 cr) (16) (adjuncts)
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy (3 cr) (2 sections, 2x6 = 12) (adjuncts)
  • Appellate Advocacy (3 cr) (16) (adjuncts)
  • Business Planning & Drafting: The Deal (3 cr) (24) (adjuncts) 
  • Business Planning & Drafting: Fundamentals of M & A Transactions (3 cr) (24) (adjuncts)
  • Complex Civil Litigation (3 cr) (16) (adjunct)
  • Evidence (3 cr) (2 sections, 2x70 = 140)
  • Organizing, Coalition Building & Lobbying (3 cr) (adjunct)
  • Law & Psychology (3 cr.) (Hollander-Blumoff)
  • Trial Practice & Procedure (3 cr) (2 sections x48 = 96) (Goldwasser, Joy, adjuncts)
  • Pretrial Practice: Criminal (3 cr) (4 sections x12 = 48) (Shields, adjuncts)
  • Game Theory & Law seminar (3 cr) (16) (Baker)
  • Environmental Litigation seminar (3 cr) (16) (Mandelker)
  • ABA Negotiation Competition (1 cr) (10) (Larkin, adjunct)
  • ABA Representation in Mediation Competition (1 cr) (10) (Larkin, adjunct)
  • Supervised Practicum/Lawyering Practice Externship (3-4 cr) (Tokarz, Larkin, Perry) (LL.M. students may count up to 4 cr toward degree)
  • Supervised Research (3 cr)
  • Trial Advocacy Competition (2 cr) (12) (adjuncts)

Electives: Students may take up to 6 credits outside the law school; the following are some recommended electives relevant to the negotiation and dispute resolution field:

Business School Negotiation & Dispute Resolution related courses

  • Creative Thinking & Leading the Creative Organization (1.5 cr)
  • Critical Thinking & Impactful Communication (2 cr)
  • Critical Thinking Processes & Modeling for Effective Decision-Making (3 cr)
  • Negotiation (3 cr)
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management (1.5 cr)
  • International Negotiations (1.5 cr)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr)
  • Business Planning for New Enterprises - The Hatchery (3 cr)

Social Work School Negotiation & Dispute Resolution related courses

  • Human Behavior (3 cr)
  • Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation (3 cr)
  • Organizing, Coalition Building & Lobbying (3 cr)
  • Group Model Building (3 cr)
  • Strategic Planning and Execution (1.5 cr)
  • Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr)
  • Business Planning for New Enterprises – The Hatchery (3 cr)