Legal Affairs: CalSouthern Introduces New Law Programs

Aug 15, 2016 by University Communications

The CalSouthern School of Law has begun accepting enrollments into two new degree programs.

MSDR-LLMThe Master of Science in Dispute Resolution (MSDR) is designed to meet the growing need for mediators and arbitrators, as the legal system and business sectors increasingly turn to alternative dispute resolution as a way to avoid the cost and uncertainty associated with litigation.

Students in the 36-credit program can choose a broad course of study that focuses comprehensively on the field of alternative dispute resolution, or they can focus their program to develop special expertise in workplace disputes, international trade or court procedures. It’s a fascinating and remarkably diverse program, including subjects ranging from negotiations to family law disputes, immigration law, real estate transactions and group leadership, among many others.

Specialization is increasingly becoming critical to a successful legal practice, and CalSouthern’s Master of Laws (LLM) program addresses that need. It enables attorneys to develop highly specialized knowledge to enhance their legal careers. (A Juris Doctor or foreign degree that qualifies the holder to practice law is a prerequisite for admission to the LLM program.)

CalSouthern offers the LLM in three rapidly growing fields: commerce and global trade, environmental policy and resources, and alternative dispute resolution. Because the program is so highly specialized, only 24 credits are required; the average program length is just 18 months, making it an excellent option for busy, practicing attorneys looking to grow their practice.

If you have any questions about the programs or would like more information, please contact a CalSouthern enrollment advisor at (800) 477-2254.




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