Fordham Law

New LL.M. Program in International Dispute Resolution

February 07, 2013

Fordham Law School has established a new Master of Laws degree program in International Dispute Resolution. Beginning in fall 2013, the new program will offer students the opportunity to explore in depth the various ways in which international disputes are resolved, through both traditional litigation and alternative methods of dispute resolution.

The new program has been designed to both complement and expand upon Fordham's five existing LL.M. programs, which are targeted primarily at foreign lawyers and aim to offer specialization in areas of the law that are most relevant for today’s global lawyers. Like all of Fordham’s Master of Laws programs, the LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution will qualify students to sit for the New York State bar examination.

“The LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution will dovetail with the Law School’s robust, highly ranked ADR curriculum,” said Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean of International and Non-J.D. Programs. “We are very excited to launch the program and look forward to preparing talented students for this rapidly growing area of legal practice.”

With alternative dispute resolution mechanisms becoming an increasingly popular method of resolving disputes between parties in public and private international law, the new program has been designed to allow students the opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of the various options for the adjudication of disputes. Students will study these options from both a theoretical and practical perspective. In particular, students will examine how these methods of dispute resolution are played out in the international arena, while simultaneously offering them a grounding in the complexities of the U.S. litigation model.

Under the direction of Professor Jacqueline Nolan-Haley, the program will include a range of offerings in arbitration, litigation, and mediation, taught by members of Fordham Law's outstanding full-time and adjunct faculty.

Fordham Law will join a select group of U.S. law schools that currently offer LL.M. degrees in dispute resolution.

For more information or to enroll in the program, visit the program webpage or contact the LL.M. office.