LLM in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution
At the Forefront of Business and Dispute Resolution
The LLM in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (ICLDR) is designed for students who want to develop expertise in both business law and dispute resolution. This flexible degree program is designed for legal professionals and law graduates interested in commercial cross-border transactions and dispute settlement through dispute resolution.
This concentration will allow students to use their electives to focus on aspects of the mediation process.
This concentration provides students with the flexibility to balance both domestic and international arbitration topics.
This concentration focuses on understanding the U.S. legal process through practice-oriented law courses.
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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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Flexible Course Schedules
Small Class Sizes
Accepts GRE for Admissions
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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.
Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered for admission:
- Application form online or through LSAC
- Official transcripts for all degrees earned or in-progress, including any available class rankings. Transcripts originating outside the United States must be evaluated before submission to Pepperdine
- One to two page personal statement
- Current resumé or CV
- Two narrative letters of recommendation or completed Personal Evaluation Forms
$15,000 minimum scholarship guaranteed for applicants admitted to the LLM program and starting their studies during the Summer or Fall 2021 terms. Not applicable to joint degree applicants. Must submit complete application by the deadline to be considered for this scholarship
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At Pepperdine, I mediated over 50 cases at the LA superior courthouse. It gave me life experience in negotiations that helped me a lot, being a lawyer and having to negotiate my own cases. The LLM basically set the theoretical groundwork for the work I'm doing now.