LLM in Alternative Dispute Resolution

LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution


About The Programme

In recent decades, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become increasingly important in the legal system. Municipal laws across different jurisdictions have given courts the power to direct parties towards using ADR mechanisms if they have previously agreed to do so. This means that adjudication by courts has become an alternative to dispute resolution systems agreed upon by parties. Bilateral agreements and private contracts now often include dispute resolution clauses that cover pre- and post-dispute settlements through methods such as arbitration, mediation, negotiation, or conciliation.

The significance of ADR mechanisms has grown, and there is now a demand for specialists in these areas. For example, the Singapore Convention and the recent codification of pre-litigation mediation for commercial matters have increased the need for experts in alternate dispute resolution. As a result, ADR mechanisms have become vital in both commercial and non-commercial matters.

What Makes It Different at JGU

The LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to meet the increasing demand for specialists in the ADR fraternity. The programme is taught by experts who have several years of experience as arbitrators, academics, or policy analysts. Students will receive comprehensive training on different methods of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and conciliation. The programme aims to prepare students to be well-versed in the principles, techniques, and practices of ADR.

JGLS's LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution is a unique opportunity for students to develop their expertise in ADR and contribute to the development of jurisprudence in this field. The specialization provides a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of ADR.

Students are trained to become skilled advocates, mediators, arbitrators, and negotiators, and are equipped with the tools to deal with various types of disputes, including commercial, labor, intellectual property, and environmental disputes.
The LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution at JGLS provides a platform for students to learn from leading scholars, practitioners, and experts in the field of ADR. The programme emphasizes the importance of practical training, and students are encouraged to participate in moot court competitions, negotiation simulations, and mediation exercises.

The curriculum is designed to be rigorous and intensive, with a focus on developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The admission process for the LL.M. programme comprises two steps. Firstly, candidates need to appear for one of the following entrance examinations, which will carry a weightage of 70% in the admission process:

  1. LSAT-India Entrance Test 2023: Interested candidates can register for the online LSAT-India entrance test and obtain further information on the same by visiting the following link: https://www.discoverlaw.in
  2. CLAT PG Entrance Test 2023

Candidates can register for the LSAT-India 2023 entrance test at https://pearsonvue.excelindia.com/lsatindia/.

Once registered, candidates must submit their Statement of Purpose, Academic documents and Curriculum Vitae online at https://lawadmissions.jgu.edu.in/

he LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution programme at Jindal Global Law School is a 24-credit course that aims to equip students with the necessary skills to meet the growing demand for specialists in the ADR fraternity. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the various alternative modes of dispute resolution, such as arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and conciliation. The course structure is divided into three core courses, six specialized courses, and a dissertation.

The three core courses aim to provide students with a strong foundation in legal research methodology, comparative public law, and law and justice in a globalizing world. These courses are essential to help students understand the fundamentals of legal research and the global legal environment. The specialized courses offered as part of the LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution programme cover a range of topics, including the foundation of ADR, negotiation and mediation, principles and practice of commercial arbitration, and international investment arbitration.

The LL.M. in Alternative Dispute Resolution programme also includes a dissertation component that allows students to undertake independent research on a topic of their choice under the guidance of a faculty member. This component of the programme is essential to help students develop their research skills and gain practical experience in conducting research on topics related to ADR. The specialized courses and the dissertation component provide students with the necessary skill sets to contribute to the development of jurisprudence in the ADR field as lawyers, adjudicators, or academics.

The LL.M. programme at JGLS offers students the opportunity to pursue their career objectives and become subject experts in their field of interest. Some students may wish to pursue a PhD at a later stage, and the LL.M. programme provides a solid foundation to acquire research skills. At JGLS, students receive guidance and support from experienced faculty members to help them achieve their career goals.

To facilitate national and international internships and placements, JGLS has established the Office of Career Services (OCS). Students interested in internships and placements are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean of Student Initiatives, subject to the prior approval of the Director of Post Graduate Legal Studies. Students must be in good academic standing to be eligible for internships with firms and organizations that have entered into an agreement with JGLS. All applications will be assessed by a committee of faculty members nominated by the Vice Chancellor. However, the final decision to select students for internships and placements remains with the organizations themselves.

To promote the research work of students, the Law School conducts a student colloquium after the internship, where students have the opportunity to present their research work to faculty members and fellow students. Selected students for internships will have to sign a letter of undertaking to ensure that they maintain proper discipline, good behavior and accountability during their internship.

The Student Exchange Programme at Jindal Global Law School provides an excellent opportunity for students enrolled in the LL.M. Programme to pursue their second semester at one of JGLS’s partner universities. This programme has been very popular among students, as it allows them to not only enrich their academic and professional lives but also gain a broader perspective by studying at our partner institutions.

The Student Exchange Programme is designed to be revenue-neutral regarding tuition fees, meaning that students will continue to pay their tuition fees at their home institution and will be responsible for their travel, living, and other ancillary expenses during the exchange programme.

In addition to the Student Exchange Programme, JGLS offers the Global Immersion Fellowship for Talent & Educational Development (GIFTED) Programme. This programme provides LL.M. students with a unique opportunity to pursue international education in India with a defined pathway to the LL.M. programme at JGLS’s partner universities.

Currently, the participating law schools in the GIFTED Programme are the School of Law at Texas A&M University and the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. Selected students spend their Fall semester at JGLS, where they complete all compulsory courses before moving to the partner university in the Spring semester. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded a dual LL.M. degree, one from JGU and the other from the partner university, allowing them to complete two LL.M. degrees in one year.

JGLS also offers the JGLS-Brunel Dual LL.M. Programme, which provides a unique opportunity for JGLS students to secure two LL.M. degrees. The selected students spend one year at JGLS and another year of study at Brunel Law School to pursue the Masters of Law (LL.M.) programme.

Finally, the JGLS-QMUL 1+1 Collaboration offers another opportunity for JGLS students to secure two LL.M. degrees. The selected students spend one year at JGLS and another year of study at the Queen Mary University of London to pursue the Masters of Law (LL.M.) programme.

Overall, these international collaborations and exchange programmes provide JGLS students with exceptional opportunities to gain a broader perspective, enrich their academic and professional lives, and obtain dual LL.M. degrees from some of the most renowned law schools in the world.

JGLS believes that an international experience is essential for students to recognize and embrace different cultural and community perspectives, creating new career opportunities and broadening their worldview. To facilitate this, JGLS offers a range of geographically diverse and academically enriching Student Exchange programmes for one semester. These programmes offer students the opportunity to study abroad at one of JGLS’s partner institutions, spread across varying legal systems, and bring back a unique learning experience. The exchanges not only enrich students’ academic and professional lives, but also enhance language learning, intercultural skills, self-reliance, and self-awareness, making them citizens of the world.

The programme is open to students pursuing the five-year B.Com. / B.B.A. LL.B / B.A. LL.B, three-year LL.B., and one-year LL.M. programmes. Eligible students from JGLS spend a semester at one of our partner institutions across the globe, and the programme is revenue-neutral with respect to tuition fees.

Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) provides an academic support programme called the ‘LIFE in Law’ programme for students who face academic challenges. This programme is designed to assist students who need additional support in passing their re-sit examinations. The ‘LIFE in Law’ programme is a teaching-oriented program, with a focus on preparing students for re-sit examinations.

The programme is designed to cater to the needs of students who require assistance in academics. It provides a support system to help students overcome academic challenges and succeed in their studies. The entire programme is designed to be teaching-oriented, with a focus on preparing students for re-sit examinations.

Overall, the ‘LIFE in Law’ programme at JGLS is a valuable resource for students who require academic support, providing them with the necessary tools to overcome academic challenges and succeed in their studies.