• DRI Master's Degree and Certificates

    Our Master in the Study of Law (MSL) and certificates help you gain, or expand upon, negotiation and dispute resolution knowledge and skills gained in previous coursework or your professional career. A DRI faculty advisor helps you with course planning and practice perspectives based on your areas of interest.

    USNewslaw-2016Our MSL and DRI certificates are a large part of the reason why Hamline Law has been ranked 5th in the nation for dispute resolution by U.S. News and World Report (2016 Edition).

    Master in the Study of Law (MSL)

     A key objective of our 30-credit master's curriculum is producing conflict interveners who can deliver real value to employers through their ability to creatively anticipate and solve problems. This focus on practical problem-solving is at the heart of the Hamline MSL, regardless of the delivery format (online or in-residence) and concentration (conflict resolution or health care compliance) you choose. 

    Dispute Resolution Certificate (CDR)

    The CDR enables you to develop alternative dispute resolution (ADR) knowledge and skills in an organized, thoughtful, and scholarly way. 

    • 14-credit certificate program open to business and law professionals, graduate students, and JD students enrolled at law schools other than Hamline
    • Courses:
      • Foundation course in conflict theory
      • Three process courses: negotiation, mediation, and arbitration
      • Five elective credits

    Advocacy and Problem-Solving certificate (CAPS)

    The Certificate in Advocacy and Problem-Solving, specifically for Hamline JD students, seeks to integrate ADR and the day-to-day work of lawyers.

    • 22-credit certificate program for Hamline JD students
    • Courses:
      • Three foundation courses: conflict theory, evidence, and negotiation
      • Three process courses: mediation, arbitration, and litigation
      • Three advocacy practice credits: choose from a wide variety of clinics, externships, competitions, and more
      • Four elective credits
      • Practice Perspectives Requirement, which gives you direct experience with practitioners and issues confronted in the field

    Spring 2016 Courses Eligible for CAPS credit 

    International Business Negotiation certificate 

    Residential Negotiation-IBN: June 21-27, 2016 | Advanced International Business Negotiation: July 5-25, 2016

    The Certificate in International Business Negotiation offers you the opportunity to experience the dynamic nature of international business negotiation and to engage with one another in the way that international business occurs - both in person and through distance technology. 

    • 6-credit certificate program for law and graduate business students, as well as business professionals
    • In-residence Negotiation course (2 credits) completed in Saint Paul or Budapest, Hungary
    • Advanced International Business Negotiation Course (4 credits) completed via distance learning
    • Program offered in cooperation with the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

    * Students enrolled in ABA-accredited law schools must complete the in-residence requirements in Saint Paul. 


    Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Trans-border Perspectives

    June 20- July 21, 2016

    The Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice is a London-based study abroad program providing you with a comprehensive, global exposure to international commercial arbitration.

    • Offered in cooperation with the internationally recognized School of International Arbitration Queen Mary University of London
    • 6-credit, intensive, 4-week summer study abroad program
    • Courses:
      • Introduction to U.S. Arbitration Law: Domestic and International Perspectives
      • International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement 
      • International Commercial Arbitration: Theory and Practice 
    • Renowned faculty are joined by high profile arbitration practitioners from London's leading law firms
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 London Study Abroad Program.