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Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiation

Penn State Law’s curriculum in alternative dispute resolution prepares students to represent clients in a host of non-judicial resolution proceedings, from mediation to international commercial arbitration. Experiential opportunities abound in the form of the Arbitration Law Review, the Willem C. Vis Moot Court Team, the Institute for Arbitration Law and Practice, Penn State Law International Arbitration Day, and more.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  Students may earn Concentration recognition in Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiation using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application 

Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiation Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Advanced Family Law Clinic
  • Baseball Salary Arbitration
  • Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Advocacy
  • Family Law Clinic
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mediation of Environmental & Public Conflicts
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Design
  • The U.S. Law of Arbitration
  • Veteran’s Benefits Law
  • Veterans & Servicemembers Legal Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities: