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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:
      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
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 LLM candidates.