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International Business Law and Dispute Resolution Online

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The University of Pittsburgh School of Law's newest online offering, the Graduate Certificate in International Business Law & Dispute Resolution, welcomes students who already work in or who wish to begin a career in International Commercial Law. Students will advance and enhance their careers by expanding their knowledge, skills, and professional understanding of international business law. The program is perfect for: 

  • Legal Support Professionals, or others who work closely with lawyers, including Paralegals, Trade professionals, Risk Management professionals – who wish to enhance their understanding of cross-border transactions and disputes.
  • International Law Graduates looking to increase their understanding of US and international law and their application in cross-border transactions.
  • US lawyers looking to expand their practice to include expertise in cross-border transactions and disputes.

The curriculum offers five eight-week-long courses that will cover key foundational topics in US and international business law applied to business transactions and to the resolution of transnational disputes through litigation, mediation, and/or arbitration.

Students enrolled in the program will also be able to apply their credits from this course towards the 30 credits required for Pitt Law's LLM and Masters of Studies in Law programs.

Apply Now

Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in our newest online program and inaugural cohort. Classes begin in late August.

Program Overview and Objectives

The IBL&DR Certificate program was developed working with practicing international lawyers with years of experience in cross-border business transactions and the disputes that arise out of them. 

Courses and Seminars

The IBL&DR Certificate consists of four core courses, and one in-depth seminar covering a selected topic.

Meet the Faculty

The IBL&DR program is taught by world-class faculty who are industry experts and professionals with advanced degrees and experience in International Business Law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Be sure to check out the list of our most popular FAQ's for the IBL&DR Online Certificate program.