Learn the Skills to Manage Conflict. Law and non-law students can earn a Master of Dispute Resolution as part as a joint JD, Masters in Public Policy, MBA or as a stand alone degree. The MDR is a 32-unit program offered to those who possess a bachelor’s degree.
Over 95% of cases filed in the courts are handled under dispute resolution processes like negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Law students, attorneys, and non-law practitioners chose to equip themselves to handle this next generation of conflict. Pepperdine’s hands-on approach with lectures, discussions and simulated exercises better prepare students to manage conflict in a variety of environments.