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Dispute Resolution

Recognizing that problem-solving skills and deal-making are essential management tools, the Graziadio School, in conjunction with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, provides MBA students an opportunity to study in Pepperdine School of Law's internationally recognized Dispute Resolution program while fulfilling MBA requirements.

An arm of the Pepperdine University School of Law, the Straus Institute offers two tracks of study for MBA students: individual courses in dispute resolution or a 12-unit curriculum that allows students to earn an MBA with a Concentration in Dispute Resolution.

MBA students who complete an additional 2-unit elective at the Straus Institute, which would not count toward their MBA degree, would be awarded a Certificate in Dispute Resolutionfrom the Straus Institute, School of Law.

The Straus Institute offers the most extensive law school dispute resolution curriculum in the country and is annually recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a prominent leader in this field.

Required Courses

Course No.Course TitleUnits
LEGL 684 Business Negotiation and the Resolution of Conflict 4
 

Four required units from the Straus Institute, School of Law:

Mediation Theory and Practice Seminar

Arbitration Course (one of three)

 

2

2

 

Elective Course

CourseUnits
Two elective courses from the Straus Institute, School of Law 2,2

 For a full list of Dispute Resolution elective courses, including 2-unit courses with global content that meet the global requirement for the FEMBA/MBAJ Programs, please refer to the School of Law academic catalog.

Straus Institute elective courses with global content include:

Cross Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
Faith Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking

Current Issues in International Dispute Resolution: Summer Study Tours to London/Geneva and Hong Kong/Beijing
International Commercial Arbitration Theory and Doctrine
Law 2902 International Commercial Arbitration Procedure and Practice (2)
International Investment Disputes

Each course utilizes an interactive participation format and integrates skills-building experiences as well as an academic understanding of the subject matter. To encourage faculty mentoring and coaching of students, course enrollment is limited to 20-24 participants.

For additional information, contact Tim Pownall  at (310) 506-4655 or e-mail tim.pownall@pepperdine.edu.

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