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LLM in International Commercial Arbitration

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The LLM with a concentration in International Commercial Arbitration is designed to combine a robust academic foundation, a capstone practice experience in which every student will compete in an international arbitration competition, methodical examination and practice of the negotiation and mediation processes, and enough electives for students to be able to take electives to sit for the New York or California bar exam.

Concentration Curriculum

Recommended Courses

Winter Intensive 2015

Negotiation Theory and Practice – taught by Jasper Kim

Spring 2015

  • International Commercial Arbitration and the National Courts – taught by Jack Coe with Distinguished Guest Practitioners
  • Ethical Considerations in International Commercial Arbitration – taught by Jack Coe with Distinguished Guest Practitioners
  • Mediation Theory and Practice – taught by Peter Robinson
  • Elective #3
  • Elective #4
  • Elective #5

* Note: Introduction to US Law would be waived for any student who has completed or is completing more than ten units of US substantive law courses, which is often required to sit for a bar exam in the US. Thus international students sitting for the California Bar exam would complete 16 units of required courses listed above and 12 units of substantive law courses as required by the California Bar.

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The program requirements for the International Commercial Arbitration concentration will differ slightly from the standard LLM in Dispute Resolution so applicants can elect the concentration at the point of application or when they arrive on campus.


Faculty Director

Jack J. Coe, Jr., Faculty Director - LLM Program

Jack J. Coe, Jr., Faculty Director - LLM Program

Jack J. Coe, Jr., is professor of law at Pepperdine University with a specialty in private international law. Professor Coe's training includes advanced studies in Europe. He received his LL. M. at Exeter, the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He is an Associate Reporter for the Restatement of the Law of International Commercial Arbitration.