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Dispute Resolution Institute Certificates

Hamline's Dispute Resolution Institute offers certificates for students desiring a comprehensive exposure to international business negotiation, global arbitration, advocacy & problem-solving and conflict theory.

Certificate in International Business Negotiation

NegotiationCertificateEffective negotiation skills are critical for success as lawyer, business person, or other professional. As the world draws closer by globalization, understanding and developing effective negotiation skills in the context of different cultures and emerging technologies becomes even more critical for success.

The six-credit Certificate in International Business Negotiation evolved from Hamline University School of Law's work leading an international project on Rethinking Negotiation Teaching. The certificate was designed to incorporate the lessons identified and developed by leading negotiation scholars and teachers from around the world. In this program, students will learn negotiation in an internationally inter-disciplinary, multi-national classroom using innovative methods.

 Certificate in Advocacy and Problem-Solving (CAPS)

100x59CAPSThis certificate, designed exclusively for Hamline JD students, seeks to integrate ADR and the day-to-day work of lawyers. CAPS students complete 22 credits of study, including three foundation courses (conflict theory, evidence, and negotiation), three process overview courses (mediation, arbitration, and litigation), advocacy practice (clinics, moot competitions, or practicums), and four elective credits (chosen from a rich array of pre-approved elective courses). Each student must complete a "practice perspective" requirement. This requirement will facilitate your becoming more engaged with practitioners and the issues confronting the field.

Spring 2014 courses eligible for CAPS credit

 Certificate in Dispute Resolution (CDR)

225x90CDREstablished in 1996, the 14-credit Certificate in Dispute Resolution enables students to develop their ADR knowledge and skills in an organized, thoughtful, and scholarly way. Students take a foundation course in conflict theory, complemented by three distinct ADR "process" courses -- negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. After this nine-credit introduction to theory and practice, students round out their certificate curriculum with five elective credits chosen from a rich array of pre-approved elective courses.


 Certificate Program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives

100x67WorldPuzzleThe Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice is a joint venture with Thomas E. Carbonneau, the Samuel P. Orlando Professor of Law at The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law a nationally and internationally recognized author and authority on arbitration, in cooperation with The School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London.

This six-credit study abroad program at Queen Mary University of London consists of a four-week curriculum of intensive courses, all taught by prominent members of the transborder arbitration bar and academic leaders in the area. The certificate consists of a four-week curriculum of intensive courses, all taught by prominent members of the transborder arbitration bar and academic leaders in the area. London, home to an array of international law firms and the prestigious London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), provides unparalleled opportunities for interaction.