Conflict & Dispute Resolution Track

Conflict resolution is the art and science of resolving conflict in healthy, mutually respectful ways.

Oregon Law's LLM Conflict & Dispute Resolution Track provides you with the skills needed to navigate conflict and mediate disputes. In this track you develop the knowledge and practical skills that you will need to meet the challenges that emerge due to conflict. 


The LLM in Conflict & Dispute Resolution seeks to empower lawyers and others to manage complex interactions inside and outside the traditional litigation setting. Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and many other alternative approaches are key to managing disputes in a beneficial way.

Common law careers in this field include:

  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator
  • Negotiator


LLM General Requirements (Assigned courses or projects in every track)

LLM Seminar

  • Fall Semester (2 credits)
  • Spring Semester (2 credits)

LLM Writing Requirement

  • Can be fulfilled in combination with any course with a writing component

Introduction to American Law

  • Required for students who hold law degrees from a non-US institution

LLM Advanced Persuasive Legal Writing

  • Required for students who hold law degrees from a non-US institution

Track-specific Requirements 

Required Courses: (if you have taken the same or substantially similar JD course, an approved substitute course will be required.)

At least one (1) course from the following list:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Psychology of Conflict
  • Arbitration    
  • ADR Strategies in Litigation
  • Facilitation   
  • Dialogue Across Differences


Elective courses from the Conflict and Dispute Resolution offerings or the Law School’s course catalog, such as:

  • Employment Law 
  • Health Law 
  • Human Rights
  • International Law 
  • Labor Law 
  • Law of Settlement    
  • Legal Profession    
  • Legislation 
  • Non-profit Organizations 
  • Oregon Practice and Procedure 
  • Remedies
  • Writing in Law Practice