Who will benefit from the Conflict Resolution Certificate program?
The Conflict Resolution Certificate program is designed for the working professionals who recognize that a sophisticated understanding of conflict resolution would be “value added” to current employment.
- Human Resource Personnel
- Employee Benefits Experts
- Risk Managers
- School and University Administrators
- Government Regulators
- Business Executives
- Investment Advisors/Financial Planners/Accountants/Estate Planners
- Health Care Administrators and Compliance Officers
- Real Estate Professionals
- Technology Transfer and Privacy Officers
Will I take regular J.D. classes with J.D. students?
Yes, you will sit side-by-side with J.D. students in regularly scheduled classes.
What are the scheduling options?
Conflict Resolution Certificate students may take courses online*, during January term or summer institute (a typical 2-credit class would have 4 or 5 evening sessions and one all day Saturday session), and/or travel internationally to participate in one of Mitchell Hamline’s study abroad programs. By taking a recommended schedule, students can complete the program in a single calendar year.
May I take courses outside the law school?
With advanced permission, you may import up to 4 qualifying credits from other graduate institutions.
Will my Conflict Resolution Certificate courses apply toward a J.D. degree, if I later choose to pursue one?
No. American Bar Association accreditation standards forbid law schools from awarding J.D. credit for courses completed prior to matriculation in a J.D. program.
Can I participate in the Conflict Resolution Certificate program if I have already completed a J.D.?
Yes. While the program is designed primarily for students who have made a decision not to invest the time and money necessary to obtain a J.D. degree, some law graduates may choose to complete the Conflict Resolution Certificate program as a way to focus their advanced studies in topic areas they did not explore during their earlier legal education. Moreover, the Mitchell Hamline Conflict Resolution Certificate emphasis on conflict resolution and creative problem-solving is a strong complement to a traditional legal education.
What are the study expectations for the Conflict Resolution Certificate program?
There is no denying it—law school classes are tough. You will be challenged; you also will get the reward of fully engaging in your graduate education. We won’t admit you to the program if we aren’t confident you will excel within it!
Can I succeed in the program as a working professional?
Yes! The program is designed for working professionals, as are all of Mitchell Hamline’s certificate programs.
What are the program costs?
Tuition is $930 per credit. Costs of books and materials varies depending on the courses you choose.
What are the technology requirements?
You will need a powerful computer and fast, reliable Internet access, as well as a webcam and a good set of headphones or speakers. The platform for online coursework in our programs is Canvas. You will participate in a Canvas tutorial during program orientation.
Is there financial aid available?Forthcoming
What are the requirements for admission?
- You must hold a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree from an accredited college or University.
- Complete the graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution application (place link here)
- Submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae
- Request official transcripts from each college or university you have previously attended and have these items sent to:Kitty Atkins, Associate Director
Dispute Resolution Institute
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
875 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105All documents must be issued in English, or accompanied by an official, literal English translation.
All Mitchell Hamline School of Law courses are conducted in English; a proficiency in English is required for all students. You can demonstrate your proficiency in one of the following ways:
- A minimum score*of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 80 on the internet based TOEFL or 550 on the paper exam is required.
- A minimum score* of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6.5.
- Proof of a conferred degree from a United States college or university within the last two years.
*Please note that scores more than two years old are not accepted.
TOEFL – http://www.ets.org/toefl | IELTS – http://www.ielts.org/
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Are international students eligible for admission?