LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration
At the Forefront of Commercial Arbitration
The LLM in International Commercial Law and Arbitration (ICLA) is designed for students who want to develop expertise in both business law and international commercial arbitration. Learn about the US legal system and gain the skills to begin your practice. The concentration in International Commercial Arbitration at Straus is directed by Professor Jack Coe.
Now More than Ever
The world needs peacemakers. Study International Commercial Law Arbitration at the Straus Institute to position yourself for the career of the future.
Our faculty is well-practiced in the art and skill of remote instruction, promising a seamless and effect experience for every student.
The Straus Institute is world-famous and highly ranked in the field of dispute resolution
scholarship and training. Study with the best.
The LLM in Internatioinal Commercial Law Arbitration allows students the flexibility to customize their education with nine degree or program options, and gain real-world experience through various clinics and externships. Pepperdine offers more opportunities to handle real cases than any other program in the US.
Dispute Resolution Courses
Design a program for you from over fifty courses in Dispute Resolution from the top-ranked Straus Institute.
The globally recognized Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution has been ranked among the top three programs in the nation for nearly two decades.
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Our alumni represent 63 countries from around the world.
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Beautiful Malibu, CA Campus
Flexible Course Schedules
Small Class Sizes
Accepts GRE for Admissions
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Accepted on a rolling basis, applications need to be submitted prior to the intended start date and up to one year in advance.
Admission and Tuition
Applicants for admission to the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law's Master of Laws program must have completed the first degree of law required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued.
U.S. applicants must have an ABA-accredited JD degree. In exceptional cases, U.S. applicants with non-ABA-accredited law degrees may be considered.
Applications for the LLM program can be submitted online through the Law School Admission Council's LLM Credential Assembly Service, or directly to Pepperdine.
All applicants are required to submit:
- Online application with a fee of $50
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Video interview
Partial scholarships are considered at the point of application, without any additional documentation. Financial Aid options are available for those who qualify.
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My education at Straus gave me the necessary skills for negotiating with opposing counsel and reaching a cost-effective solution for clients. I developed legal research and writing skills, negotiation skills, strategic skills, and knowledge of US law, international arbitration and commercial law. I was able to learn the common law system of the US through my courses at Pepperdine and then pass the Bar Exam.