Centre For Post Graduate Legal Studies

LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Why pursue an LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has gained impetus in the latter half of the 20th century. Provisions in municipal laws, across jurisdictions, have enabled the courts to direct the parties to choose their preferred way of resolving disputes (given an express agreement or intention to do so). As such, it might be correct to state that adjudication by courts becomes an alternative to a dispute resolution system agreed by the parties. Dispute resolution clauses in bilateral agreements and private contracts have evolved to cater pre-dispute and post-dispute settlement through arbitration, mediation, negotiation, or conciliation. To this end, the Singapore Convention or the recent codification of pre-litigation mediation, specifically in commercial matters, has created a demand for  specialists in alternate modes of dispute resolution. Thus, the growing significance of various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, in both commercial as well as non-commercial matters, is undeniable.

What makes our LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution special?

This specialization will be taught by experts who have several years of expertise as arbitrators, academics or policy analysts. This specialisation will provide the necessary skill sets to the students to meet the ever-growing demand for specialists in the ADR fraternity and contribute towards developing the jurisprudence in this field, as lawyers, adjudicators or academics.

What will you Study?

LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution is a 24 credits programme including three core courses (3 credits each), six specialized courses (2 credits each) and a dissertation (3 credits).


1. Core/Compulsory Courses: 

  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Law and Justice in a Globalizing World
  • Comparative Public Law

2. Specialized Courses: 

  • Foundation Course in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Negotiation and Mediation
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Concepts and Principles of Commercial Arbitration
  • Principles and Practice of Commercial Arbitration
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards

3. Dissertation 

The specialized courses mentioned above are merely indicative and may vary from year to year depending on the availability of faculty members and their research interests.  It may not be possible to offer every course listed above. 

Admissions Team

Prof. Anand Prakash Mishra,
Director Law Admissions and Associate Professor of Legal Practice & Associate Dean (Admissions, Outreach & Institution Building) 
: apmishra@jgu.edu.in

Ms. Anitha Shibu
Manager, CPGLS 
 : ashibu@jgu.edu.in 
: +91 8396907246

Mr. Vir Vikram 
Assistant Manager – JGLS Admissions
: vir.vikram@jgu.edu.in
: +91-741 9614 881