Taking the Next Step

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution degree program provides students with the resources of a major university to design a program of study according to their particular interests in the dispute resolution field. LL.M. graduates are now working in the U.S. and abroad in a variety of positions.

Andrea Braeutigam

Andrea Braeutigam, LL.M. ’05
Executive Director
Oklahoma Agricultural Mediation Program, Inc.

"Earning my LL.M. from Mizzou opened doors for me, enabling me to move comfortably from a mediator in private practice to one that is responsible for the design and implementation of a relatively complex program. What I value most is coming away with a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the theories behind the practical issues that come up every day in my job."

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Art Hinshaw, LL.M. ’00
Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

"When I enrolled in the LL.M. Program, all I wanted was a jump start on an ADR career. I found a discipline far richer than I thought, a faculty that challenged and sharpened my analytical abilities, and the opportunity to make significant contributions to a burgeoning field. My time at Missouri not only opened a new career path, it led me places I never thought possible."

María Elena Jara Vasquez

María Elena Jara Vasquez, LL.M. ’04
Associate Lawyer, Noboa, Peña, Larrea, Torres & Asociados Cia. Ltda.
Professor, Andean University Simon Bolivar
Quito, Ecuador

"My LL.M. education influenced my current job because I started a practice in mediation and arbitration, and I was able to join the Center of Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito, the most important center of this kind in Ecuador. I discovered a new world for my professional activities, which I expect to share with others in my country."

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Dan Jordan, LL.M. ’01
Regulatory Law Judge, Missouri Public Service Commission

"I came to the LL.M. program at MU looking for ways to enhance my practical skills as a government lawyer. I found that, but I also found far more: a rigorous and in-depth study of an expansive academic discipline. MU offers an invaluable opportunity to study under leading scholars and practitioners of dispute resolution."

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Salvador Panga Jr., LL.M. ’01
Parlade Hildawa Parlade Hildawa Eco & Panga
Manila, Philippines

"After doing trial work for a few years I wanted to pursue graduate studies in dispute resolution. At MU I was extremely gratified to learn that the DR faculty were not only among the leading scholars in the field, but also were people genuinely concerned in helping me and my colleagues develop ourselves academically and achieve our own personal and professional goals."

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Lowell Pearson, LL.M. ’06
Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
Jefferson City, Missouri

"The LL.M. program greatly improved my abilities as an advocate for and counselor to my clients. I learned how to ascertain the true interests of my clients and opponents, how to explain complex legal problems, and how to develop real and lasting solutions. The program is not just for those who plan a career as a neutral. Any lawyer who litigates or counsels clients would benefit from the University of Missouri LL.M. program."

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Jim Reeves, LL.M. ’04
Conflict Management Systems
St. Louis, Missouri

"I provide mediation and conflict management consulting services through my own firm, Conflict Management Systems. The LL.M. program provided me with an awareness of the depth and scope of the conflict management field, allowing me to find opportunities to apply in practice what I learned in the program. "

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Mary Ellen Reimund, LL.M. ’00
Associate Professor of Law and Justice, Central Washington University
Program Director, Des Moines Center, Central Washington University

"The LL.M. Program provided me with the opportunity to look at the legal profession and myself in an introspective light, while I sharpened my academic skills and made lifelong bonds with other students and faculty in the program."