Professional LLM in

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Start Date: Fall 2014


D. Paul Emond, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Leslie H. Macleod, Leslie H. Macleod & Associates

This highly lauded two-year, part-time Professional LLM program balances theory and practice to create a unique learning experience. Students will have the chance to step outside the existing limitations of traditional conflict resolution processes and explore new approaches to resolving disputes. Students will also explore underlying causes of conflict among people and organizations; examine the methods available to resolve conflicts; learn to function more effectively when resolving conflict as a representative or a neutral; and, improve their analysis, problem-solving and negotiation skills.

Designed for working professionals, this degree offers the unique opportunity to study ADR while continuing to work full-time. The program brings together professionals from across Canada and beyond for intensive courses held in our downtown Toronto location and taught by expert faculty from Osgoode Hall Law School, other leading Canadian universities and senior practitioners.


Degree Requirements


The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits; 12 credits of required coursework, a Major Research Paper or Major Research Project worth 6 credits, and 18 credits of elective coursework within the specialization.


Program Format


This cutting-edge and comprehensive LLM combines theory and practice in a series of intensive courses (typically four and a half consecutive days including one Saturday). Lectures are enhanced with class discussions and role-playing scenarios. Classes must be attended in person in Toronto. All required and elective courses are 6 credits each.

Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.


Required Courses


Introduction to Dispute Resolution
The Theory and Practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Major Research Paper/Project (MRP)

Elective Courses


Culture, Diversity and Power in Dispute Resolution
Advanced Dispute Resolution
Dispute Analysis and Process Design

Teaching, Training and Coaching in Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution

International Commercial Arbitration


LLM Admissions Contact

Phone:  416.673.4670

Toll free within Canada: 1.888.923.3394

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