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Students can now work towards an LLM in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University with courses available in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pepperdine has partnered with Lipscomb University to offer a select number of dispute resolution courses at their Nashville Campus.

Now students from the Eastern US can take 12 units of coursework in Tennessee in two-weekend intensive formats and complete their coursework in Malibu in just one semester, or spread it out over several years in one-week or two-weekend intensive courses.

The LLM in Dispute Resolution is a 26 unit program and students will be required to take the following coursework:

  • Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • Arbitration Course (selection includes Arbitration Law, Arbitration Practice and Advocacy, International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice, or International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine)
  • Psychology of Conflict Communication
  • Mediation Clinic
  • Legal Research and Writing I (Required for International Attorneys)
  • 10 Units of Elective Coursework ( or 8 units if Thesis option is chosen or 12 unit for those waiving Legal Research and Writing I)
  • Externship (2 units) and LLM Independent Study (2 units) OR Thesis/Project (6 units)

Spring 2016 Approved ICM Courses

All Classes are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted
The below courses are offered by Lipscomb University and up to 6 units will be transferred into Pepperdine's LLM program
MOST COURSES besides Survey WILL HAVE PRE-READING

ICM 5003 Survey of Conflict Management CRN 21250 (Pepperdine Elective)
Professors Steve Joiner and Phyllis Hildreth
January 15 & 16 and January 29 & 30

ICM 5013 Negotiation & Settlement Processes CRN 21251 (replaces Pepperdine's Negotiation Theory and Practice)
Professor John Lowry & Steve Joiner
February 12 & 13 and February 26 & 27

ICM 5023 Mediation CRN 21252 (replaces Pepperdine's Mediation Theory and Practice)
Professor Tracy Allen
April 7 (5:30pm to 9 pm) April 8 (8:30 – 5:00) April 9(8:30-5:00)
April 21 (5:30pm to 9pm) April 22 (8:30-5:00) April 23 (8:30-5:00)

ICM 6013 Psychology of Conflict CRN 21253 (replaces Pepperdine's Psychology of Conflict Communication)
Professor Kent Rhodes
February 5 & 6 and February 19 & 20

ICM 6113 Facilitating Dynamic Groups CRN 21254 (Pepperdine elective)
Professor Donna Silverberg
March 4 & 5 & March 11 & 12

ICM 6053 Public Policy Conflict Management CRN 21297 (Pepperdine elective)
Cross listed w/CL 5103 Cross Sector Collaboration

Professor Phyllis Hildreth
April 1, 15 & 29 (5pm - 9pm)
April 2, 16 & 30 (9am – 5pm)

 

Sample Program Format

July 2015*    
  Fall 2015 Fall 2015**
January 2016*    
Spring 2016 (Externship) Spring 2016  
May or July 2016*    
Summer 2016 (Externship)    
Fall 2016 Independent    
Classes at Pepperdine Pepperdine Classes at Lipscomb Lipscomb Classes
January 2015*    
  Spring 2015 Spring 2015**
May 2015*    

All of the above classes consist of 2 units each

* Classes will meet for 4 consecutive days

** Classes consist of 3 academic units


For additional information, please contact Sarah Gonzales at sarah.gonzales@pepperdine.edu or call (310) 506-4655.