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EDOL/Certificate Program

The Certificate in Dispute resolution is a 14-unit program offered to students currently in Pepperdine's EDOL program through Pepperdine's Graduate Schools of Education and Psychology. It consists of the following requirements:

Straus Institute Required Courses - 6 units

One Arbitration Course:
      Arbitration Law+, Arbitration Practice and Advocacy,
      International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice, and
      International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine
Mediation Theory and Practice
Negotiation Theory and Practice

GSEP Required Courses - (3 courses, 4 units)

EDOL 759 Law and Conflict Resolution (2 units of 3 awarded)
EDOL 753B National Policy Experience (1 unit of 2 awarded)***
EDOL 754B International Policy Experience (1 unit of 2 awarded)***
***Both Courses Replace "SI: Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution"

Straus Institute Elective Courses - 4 units required - (2 courses)

Advanced Mediation Seminar
Advanced Trial Practice+
Appellate Advocacy+
Arbitration Law*+
Arbitration Practice and Advocacy*
Communication and Conflict
Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
Current Issues in International Dispute Resolution:
      London/Geneva
      Hong Kong/Beijing
Dispute Resolution in Education
Dispute Resolution and Religion
Divorce and Family Mediation
International Commercial Arbitration*
International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice*
International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine*
International Investment Disputes
International Litigation+
Introduction to US Law (non-law students and non-attorneys only)
Lawyering Process+
Psychology of Conflict
Restorative Justice
Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution:
     Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
     Dispute Resolution Systems Design
     Dispute Resolution and Technology
     Employment Disputes
     Entertainment Industry Disputes
     Faith-Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking
     Healthcare Dispute Resolution
     Ideological Foundations for Third Party Processes
     Intellectual Property
     Labor Disputes
     Managing Litigation and Conflict for Corporations and Organizations
     Mass Torts
     Ombuds
Trial Practice+
Trial Preparation and Settlement+
or a Substantive Law Class with Institute Approval (non-law students only)

 

*If this course was not taken to fulfill the arbitration requirement, it can be taken as an elective.

+This course is only available to law students, law school graduates or LL.M. candidates.