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Conflict Resolution

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Individuals, organizations, and government all have at least one thing in common – they disagree with each other from time to time. Often, these disagreements present roadblocks that must be overcome in order to achieve the outcomes desired by the parties of the dispute.

Unfortunately, resolving disputes is too often an uncomfortable, confusing, frustrating, and even infuriating endeavor that most people are not prepared to take on. Professionals who understand the origins of conflict often have better insight into the source(s) of specific disagreements. They have a unique knowledge of why some go against their otherwise pleasant nature when trying to resolve a disagreement. The ability to effectively resolve conflicts as they arise is a high value skill that translates to virtually every career. Through ASU Law's Online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) with an emphasis in Conflict Resolution, learn how to identify potential opportunities to ensure successful and positive outcomes in a variety of unique scenarios, industries, and roles.

ASU Law has a strong reputation in this area of study and has shown a commitment to this topic by instituting the Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center to further the global understanding of conflict. This center is recognized as a top 15 program nationally by U.S. News & World Report and provides critical leadership skills through negotiation and conflict resolution training.

Professionals with skills, knowledge, and training in conflict resolution can propel their careers forward by solving problems others deem unsolvable and doing so in a manner that treats everyone fairly.

Conflict Resolution Program


There are many important aspects to effective conflict resolution. The ASU Law curriculum offers courses in many relevant areas:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Conflict Theory
  • Psychology of Conflict
  • Dispute Systems Design
  • Organizational and Workplace Dispute Resolution
  • and more.


Please contact us at at 480-965-1474.

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