Top LL.M. Programs for Alternative Dispute Resolution 2020

Alternative Dispute Resolution—sometimes shortened to “ADR” by its practitioners—refers to solving legal problems without litigation. As such, LL.M. programs in Alternative Dispute Resolution can help students understand the tools that they need outside of a courtroom: negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and more. Those who have studied their LL.M.s in the alternative dispute resolution field can go on to jobs as mediators or arbitrators, or simply add ADR skills to their legal toolkits.

Geneva, Switzerland 185 Followers 92 Discussions
Geneva Law – MIDS

The Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement arms graduates with a range of skills that are significant to resolving disputes in fields like international commerce, investment and the protection of the environment. For those looking to see how international dispute settlement works in the real world, Geneva, home to many international organizations, is a great place to be.

View School Profile
Stockholm, Sweden 220 Followers 109 Discussions
Stockholm

Since Stockholm University is home to the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, students who study at the school are close to a large community of arbitration experts and practitioners. Students who pursue the school's LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration have the opportunity to get practical experience in the field, through hands-on activities like a mock arbitration.

View School Profile
Malibu, California 42 Followers 30 Discussions
Pepperdine Law

Pepperdine’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution offers various law programs, provides training in dispute resolution and puts on relevant conferences. Pepperdine’s LL.M. program in Dispute Resolution allows students to delve into specific aspects of the field, with concentrations in Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation. The school is currently ranked as the top school for Dispute Resolution in US News' Best Law Schools ranking.

View School Profile
Columbus, Ohio 39 Followers 29 Discussions
Ohio State - Moritz

Ohio State offers an LL.M. concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution, which addresses dispute resolution in employment, arbitration, international dispute resolution and a host of other important issues. The school is currently ranked number two in the Dispute Resolution ranking from US News and World Report; its faculty members have published hundreds of books and articles in the field.

View School Profile
Columbia, Missouri 8 Followers 9 Discussions

The University of Missouri hosts a number of relevant initiatives, including the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, which publishes research, and a mediation clinic. Launched in 1999, the school’s LL.M. in Dispute Resolution is evidently the first such program offered by a US law school.

View School Profile
London, United Kingdom 726 Followers 901 Discussions
KCL

KCL’s International Dispute Resolution LL.M. helps arm students with tools that will help them enter the field of international dispute resolution. The program covers topics such as international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration, not to mention dispute resolution in the EU, which will undoubtedly be valuable as Brexit approaches. The school also hosts the King’s Forum on International Dispute Resolution, which puts on a variety of relevant events each year.

View School Profile
Saint Paul, Minnesota 10 Followers 4 Discussions

Although Hamline does not offer an LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution, its general LL.M. does offer some ADR courses. Hamline is home to the Dispute Resolution Institute, which offers relevant certificates as well as a Mediation Center; the school is currently ranked as one of the top five law schools for dispute resolution by US News.

View School Profile
New York City, New York 126 Followers 121 Discussions
Yeshiva - Cardozo School of Law

Students in Cardozo’s LL.M. in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy can get hands-on dispute resolution experience by participating in one of the school’s relevant clinics, including a Divorce Mediation Clinic and a Securities Arbitration Clinic. The school is currently ranked as a top ten law school for dispute resolution by US News.

View School Profile
Eugene, Oregon 18 Followers 16 Discussions
Oregon Law

Besides an LL.M. concentration in Conflict & Dispute Resolution, the University of Oregon also offers a Master’s program in Conflict & Dispute Resolution. The school is currently ranked as a top ten law school for dispute resolution by US News.

View School Profile
Los Angeles, California 316 Followers 224 Discussions
USC Gould

USC’s recently-launched LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Master of Dispute Resolution programs are poised to help students transition into the ADR field. Students in both programs have access to experiential learning through initiatives like a Mediation Clinic.

View School Profile

Related LLM News

George Washington University Launches New LL.M. Concentrations

Apr 27, 2020

More LLM News

Related Articles

Online and Hybrid LL.M. Programs: The Best of Both Worlds

Jan 04, 2019

A number of law schools across the globe are creating courses that mix online and on-campus learning as students demand greater flexibility

LL.M. Programs in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mar 30, 2015

Specialized programs can help lawyers with tactics like mediation and negotiation, which are increasingly used as alternatives to litigation

The LL.M. in International Arbitration Law

May 11, 2011

A peek at the life of an arbitration lawyer, and how a specialized LL.M. can help prepare them.

More Articles

More Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists

Related Discussions

Humboldt LLM IDR Arbitration
Oct 16, 2020  148  chicken so...
LLM in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement (the T...
Sep 29, 2020  9,187  HerrDenY
Pepperdine Dispute Resolution LLM : Job Prospects ?
Sep 08, 2020  56  Floating L...
LL.M In International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution from...
Apr 05, 2020  1,023  Kaustubh P...
LLM International Arbitration: Stockholm vs. Humboldt
Mar 01, 2020  1,531  Legum_Magi...
Sciences Po vs. QMUL (Arbitration LLM)
Feb 21, 2020  255  Mkrishna04
Miami LLM Arbitration 2020-21
Feb 19, 2020  182  wow LLM
Advanced LLM in International Dispute Settlement and Arbitra...
Jan 21, 2020  1,566  intl_law_n...
LLM in International Commercial Arbitration and subsequent o...
Oct 02, 2019  327  Mkrishna04
llm adr/idr
Jul 04, 2019  285  chicken so...
L.L.M. in International Commercial Arbitration
Jul 04, 2019  319  Divya0108
Best UK University for Dispute Resolution
Jun 28, 2019  548  Lawyerfly
Comparative & international dispute resolution in QMUL
Jun 03, 2019  222  Samarthm10
LLM International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement @Tsingh...
May 21, 2019  847  Alessio Od...
HKU LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution 2019 fall
May 16, 2019  304  LEGALLYBAB...
LLM Arbitration and international dispute resolution
May 05, 2019  1,400  Pau1991
Miami or MIDS: International Arbitration
Apr 23, 2019  1,007  Spako
LLM in dispute resolution- Queen Mary or Miami
Apr 23, 2019  1,218  Spako
USC v. GW Law v. Pepperdine (LLM in Litigation & Dispute Res...
Apr 03, 2019  731  Still
LLM in ADR or LLM in Human Rights/PIL
Dec 05, 2018  249  chicken so...
LLM in Dispute Resolution
Jan 25, 2018  679  SA2728
LLM in Dispute Resolution
Dec 04, 2017  353  AdvShivam
LLM Program ESADE Spain
Aug 07, 2017  406  chicken so...
Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall
Jun 26, 2017  328  Gurkour
LLM in ADR any Job Prospects
Jun 09, 2017  522  ammie_insp...

Go to LLM GUIDE Discussion Board

Advanced LLM Program Search
KEYWORDS (optional)
COUNTRY / REGION
CONCENTRATION
LANGUAGE
PROGRAM TYPE
INTAKE
TUITION
DURATION
About LLM GUIDE's Lists

These unordered lists were compiled by LLM GUIDE's editors, taking to account existing rankings and other factors. Read more on the Methodology page

To read about rankings, see LLM GUIDE's Law School Rankings page.