Online LLM in Dispute Resolution

From Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s Straus Institute—Ranked #2 for Dispute Resolution

The online LLM in Dispute Resolution program empowers lawyers around the globe to be a driving force in solving the most pressing conflicts of today. Delivered by Pepperdine Caruso School of Law ’s top-ranked Straus Institute,¹ the highly regarded curriculum translates theory into real-world practice, preparing you to become an effective mediator between people, organizations, and governments in as few as 12 months.

JD or first professional degree in law required.

Pepperdine is one of the first universities in the United States to offer an online LLM program and we have alumni from more than 60 countries.

As a student in the program, you will:

Attend live, online classes and complete interactive course work that reflects the latest thinking in the field—including alternative dispute resolution methods and cultural aspects of international conflict.

Learn from leading scholars and lawyers who hail from all parts of the world—including the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

Benefit from practical learning experiences, such as simulations and mock exercises, to reinforce your learning and to help you apply your knowledge at work. Pepperdine Caruso Law was ranked number three in the country by National Jurist for practical training in 2019.²

Attend two on-campus learning experiences in Malibu, where you will network with classmates, faculty, and experts in the field while putting your mediation skills into practice.

Customize your learning experience by selecting electives that align with your interests and goals.

“Straus is an amazing place that seems to have the magic combination that allows its students to garner the skills, understanding, and support for a career in dispute resolution.” – Stacie Hausner (LLM ’16)

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Learn how the online LLM at Pepperdine will prepare you to solve some of the most pressing, challenging conflicts of today.

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¹ U.S. News and World Report, Best Dispute Resolution Programs (

² PreLaw Magazine, 2019 ranking of law school practical training programs (Accessed December 11, 2019) (