Students now have the ability to study at Heidelberg University and earn an LLM from Pepperdine University School of Law with one semester of residence.
Students need to have completed their first degree in law and be admitted to both schools before matriculating at either university. Students can transfer up to 8 units of pre-approved coursework from Heidelberg to Pepperdine.
The Collaborative LLM with the Heidelberg Law School will require a total of 28 units of coursework. Students can focus their courses in international commercial arbitration or declare a concentration in Mediation, Arbitration or Litigation.
Students will need to complete the following coursework:
|Courses in Malibu||16 Units|
|Negotiation Theory and Practice||2 units|
|Mediation Theory and Practice||2 units|
|Psychology of Conflict||2 units|
|Mediation Clinic||2 units|
|Arbitration Course (one of three options)||2 units|
|Communication and Conflict||2 units|
|2 Elective Courses||2 units each (4 units total)|
Pepperdine recognizes up to eight "credit points" of the following coursework:
|Approved Heidelberg Courses||8 Units|
|Transnational Commercial Law|
|Public International Law|
|International Choice of Laws|
|International Law and Procedure (Colloquium)|
|International Dispute Resolution|
|European Commercial Law|
|Comparative Law (General Course)|
|Comparative Law (workshop)|
|Cross Border Mergers, Acquisitions and Mobility of Companies|
|Seminars on different subjects in the area of international dispute resolution|
The following courses are supervised from Malibu, but can be completed in locations across the globe:
|Independent Coursework||4 Units|
|Independent Study Project||2 units|
Students need to apply for admission to both Heidelberg Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law. Courses offered in Heidelberg will be in German and non-German residents will be required to demonstrate German proficiency.
For additional information on the Heidelberg component of the program, please visit http://www.ipr.uni-heidelberg.de/internationale-kontakte/pepperdine-llm.html.
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