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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.

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.

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Arbitration, Mediation, and Negotiation Faculty

Courses:

  • Children and the Law
  • Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Advocacy
  • Employment Discrimination   
  • Family Law
  • Handling Cases in the Real World
  • Higher Education Law Practice
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mediation of Environmental & Public Conflicts
  • National Security Law II
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Design
  • Renewable Energy Law & Energy Justice
  • Representing the Professional Athlete
  • Sports Law
  • The U.S. Law of Arbitration

Clinics:

  • Advanced Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Advanced Family Law Clinic
  • Art, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic
  • Entrepreneur Assistance Clinic
  • Family Law Clinic
  • Manglona Lab for Gender and Economic Equity
  • Rural Economic Development Clinic
  • Veterans & Servicemembers Legal Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.