Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - International Dispute Resolution



A selection of 25 to 35 international candidates is accepted to the IDR LL.M. each year to provide a stimulating learning environment and to foster close interaction between the faculty and students. The small class size is designed to facilitate discussion and to improve the overall learning experience.

The IDR LL.M. program consists of both mandatory and elective modules.


Mandatory modules


The mandatory component consists of the following modules: Arbitration, Private International Law (PIL), including lectures on Private Internatonal Law in the European Union and the International Commercial Law, International Investment Law and Arbitration, Specific Areas of Arbitration covering selected arbitration rules and a lecture series, Introduction to Academic Writing and Case Solving Method and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Methods.

Another mandatory requirement of the IDR LL.M. is the completion of a Master Thesis.


Elective modules


In the second semester the students may elect to complete an internship, or to participate in practice-based workshops on Written and Oral Skills for Counsel and Arbitrators, Legal Negotiations, or New Technologies in Dispute Resolution.


Additional courses


In addition to the IDR LL.M. curriculum, students benefit from a broad range of activities offered by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, including German and foreign language courses and various sports programs.

Many additional opportunities are also on offer specifically to the IDR LL.M. students, such as participation in the DIS/IDR LL.M. Arbitration Moot Court, weekly guest lectures, Humboldt Dispute Resolution Conference, networking events and the opportunity to act as an arbitrator in the annual Berlin Pre-moot for the Willem C. Vis Moot.