LLM in Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Co-directors: A. Robinson, S. Saltzburg

The College of Trial Advocacy (6683) and 21 credits from the following courses are required.

All candidates for the LLM degree must complete a total of 24 credit hours, including course work that satisfies the written work requirement. Those working towards a specialized degree must complete the minimum required number of hours in courses listed below for that program. Related courses are recommended for the remaining course work.


Advanced Trial Advocacy (6675)
Mediation and Alternative Dispute
Resolution (6676)
Pre-Trial Practice in Civil Cases (6677)
Ethics in Adjudication and Settlement (6678)
Advanced Evidence (6679)
The American Jury (6680)
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Systems Design (6681)
International Dispute Resolution (6682)
Pre-Trial Practice in Criminal Cases (6684)
Arbitration (6685)
Because the courses in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution program are evaluated solely on the basis of the student’s performance in class, regular class attendance is required and is necessary for successful work in Law 6675 through 6685. Students should consult the syllabus for each course for information on the instructor’s expectations relating to participation and attendance. Upon the instructor’s finding that a student’s class participation or attendance has been deficient, and after the instructor first attempts to communicate with the student, a grade of No Credit (NC) will be entered unless the student can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the program directors that the absences were for good reason and beyond the student’s control. In such a case, the student will be withdrawn administratively from the course. In all other cases, the grade of NC will remain on the record, though the student will continue to have the option of repeating the course at its next offering by registering and paying tuition.