Advocate for the Underdog

How many times have you heard about a gross unfairness and wished you could step in and help the person struggling against an adversary with more power and money? At Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law, we have designed a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree with a focus on Litigation and Dispute Resolution to give you the skills and confidence to do just that.

Quick Facts


Earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from NSU in one or two years after successfully completing 30 academic units.

Delivery Options

LL.M. programs are delivered in hybrid format, with a mix of on-campus and online courses.


Visit the Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Start Dates

Start the program in August (Fall), January (Winter), or May (Summer).

*International students pursuing the U.S. Practice Track for Foreign Lawyers must study on campus and start their program in the fall.

What You'll Learn

In this compelling program, you will work with faculty who are leaders in their fields on issues such as:

• Alternative Dispute Resolution

• Appellate Drafting

• Class Actions

• Cyber Risk Litigation

• E-Discovery, Digital Evidence, and Information Governance

• International Litigation

• Product Liability

• Professional Communications

• Trial Advocacy


Learn more about these and other courses in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution area of focus.

A Dynamic and Rigorous Curriculum

You may elect to take cross-listed JD courses.

Courses available on campus and online. Most J.D. electives that are not subject to enrollment restrictions will be made available as LL.M. electives.

Consult semester schedules and registration information.

 Select courses that reflect your interests and meet graduation requirements.

Note the prerequisites that are listed as part of the course description.

Failure to have taken prerequisites may result in involuntary withdrawal from a course, with a loss of credits and possible delay of graduation.

One advanced legal writing course is required for the LL.M.

Options include Professional Communications, IP Licensing and Drafting, and Appellate Drafting.
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NSU International Arbitration Society

International litigation and arbitration are becoming increasingly prevalent as companies go global and legal problems cross borders. The NSU International Arbitration Society provides education, training, internships, and mentorship from attorneys experienced in international arbitration and litigation. Sit through international arbitration proceedings in the 11th judicial circuit court in Miami and work on international pro bono cases.

Learn More About the NSU IAS

Build a Powerful Network

The NSU Law Mentoring Program offers students and alumni the chance to network with one another on a regular basis. This program gives you a pivotal opportunity to build a lifelong network as you learn from law alumni and local attorneys in the practice field that most interests you.

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Take The Next Steps

If you are ready to make a world of difference—in your career and in society—think of us as your support team. We’ve created a range of well-respected master's degrees that fit into your schedule. Two years from now, you could be driving change in your life and in the wider world. What are you waiting for?

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