Lande Encourages LLM Program
This from John Lande:
Greetings. This is my regular spring email asking you to help “spread the word” about the LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Law. (Apologies if you get this on more than one listserv.) Our school is recognized internationally as a leader in dispute resolution with one of the largest groups of dispute resolution experts of any law school.
Below is information about our innovative program designed for practitioners and scholars. I would appreciate your passing this along to anyone you think might be interested.
Now starting its tenth year, the LL.M. program attracts students from diverse backgrounds. Over the years, students have come from 25 countries outside the U.S. For biographies of our current students, see http://law.missouri.edu/csdr/llm/current-students.html. We are strongly committed to diversity and encourage applications from minorities, women, and others contributing to the diversity of our program.
LL.M. graduates work across the U.S. and abroad in a variety of positions. For example, Art Hinshaw is a clinical professor of law and the director of the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Lowell Pearson is a partner at the Husch Blackwell law firm and has worked at the highest levels of Missouri government, including serving as General Counsel to the Governor. Mohan Srimat Tirumala Peddinti (Ped) is a derivatives negotiator in the Securities Legal Division of Goldman Sachs in Bangalore, India. Nivedita Gutta is the volunteer coordinator at the Safe Horizon Mediation Center in New York City, which offers assistance to crime and abuse victims, their families and the community.
Students may enroll full-time or part-time. We normally schedule required courses one day a week so that part-time students can work the other four days. This has enabled students to attend from such states as Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
About a year ago, we opened our admissions criteria to people who have substantial ADR experience but who do not have law degrees. Although the program will still be geared primarily to lawyers, we have gotten inquiries from very attractive applicants who did not have law degrees. For example, we got an inquiry from a federal court ADR administrator in another state who does not have a law degree and we would have been happy to have him join the class (though it didn’t work out in his case).
LL.M. students can get dual degrees (M.A. and Ph.D.) from Missouri’s School of Journalism. Many LL.M. students take courses at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, where they can earn a Certificate in Public Affairs in conjunction with the LL.M. degree.
Full information about the LL.M. Program, including details on financial aid, is on the web at http://law.missouri.edu/llm.
Best, John Lande
Isidor Loeb Professor and Director,
LL.M. Program in Dispute Resolution
University of Missouri School of Law
Columbia, MO 65211
LL.M. Web: http:/law.missouri.edu/llm/
Personal Web: http:/law.missouri.edu/lande/