Online Master of Legal Studies – Conflict Resolution Emphasis
Arizona State University’s Master of Legal Studies in with an emphasis in conflict resolution degree provides students the abilities and knowledge needed to successfully address disputes. In this program, you’ll develop a deep understanding of the nature of conflict, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. After graduation, your master’s in conflict resolution will serve as a clear indicator of your specialized talents and expertise.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
Degree questions, answered.
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What is a master’s in conflict resolution emphasis?
A master’s in legal studies is a unique, advanced legal degree that supports the goals of students looking to study and understand the law but not practice it.
By taking this program with the conflict resolution emphasis, you’ll gain a strong grasp of legal theory and practice related to disagreements that can inform your ability to anticipate, understand, react to and effectively resolve conflicts encountered in your career.
What industries require conflict resolution skills?
Conflict is everywhere, but the best leaders know how to manage and resolve conflict before it becomes a major distraction or creates a negative consequence. The nature and severity of disputes can differ greatly from one case to the next, but the principles of conflict resolution are equally effective in many settings.
Some professional paths involve the potential for a high degree of disagreement. Completing a conflict resolution master’s program can prove especially valuable in roles such as:
Does my legal studies master's degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Master of Legal Studies. Your emphasis in conflict resolution will not appear on your diploma or transcripts.
Master’s in conflict resolution emphasis courses
Like all of ASU’s emphasis areas for the Master of Legal Studies program, the conflict resolution emphasis builds on a shared base of introductory courses with relevant electives. You can expect to build competencies in areas such as arbitration and dispute resolution. Featured courses include:
U.S. Law and Legal Analysis
Dispute Systems Design
Divorce and Family Mediation
Fundamentals of Contract Law
What can I do with a master’s in conflict resolution emphasis?
Master of Legal Studies admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Legal Studies program must fulfill the requirements of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
U.S.-educated applicants can apply through our FastApp process, which streamlines the application process and may allow for an offer of conditional admission to the Master of Legal Studies program while the applicant continues to submit any additional requested documentation. Find more information about the FastApp process here.
Developing the next generation of legal scholars
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU is one of the top schools in the nation. The college provides personalized and practical legal education. Offering more than 250 unique courses, students have the opportunity to tailor their educational experiences to meet their unique interests. Our bar passage achievements and peer-reviewed U.S. News and World Report rankings highlight our dedication to preparing students for success.
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