Required and Elective Courses (LL.M.)

Hastings' Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution works with the Office of International & Graduate Programs to provide the Dispute Resolution and Legal Process LL.M. Specialization for foreign students.

By specializing in Dispute Resolution, LL.M. students can take advantage of the many courses and other learning opportunities that CNDR offers.

Required Courses

LL.M students are required take either Negotiation & Settlement (3 units) OR Negotiation & Mediation: Process & Practice (4 units) to obtain the Dispute Resolution LL.M. Specialization. Both of these courses provide theoretical background to Alternative Dispute Resolution, with multiple opportunities for interactive learning through role plays, discussions, video presentations and writing assignments. It is recommended that LL.M. students enroll in one of these courses their first semester at Hastings, as they are the prerequisite for many of our elective and advanced courses. LL.M students must take a total of 12 credits for the completion of the specialization.

Elective & Advanced Courses

For a listing of elective and advanced courses, please consult the Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Concentration Page.