Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies

The program begins by bringing together the historical and theoretical concepts and ends with an internship in a legal or conflict resolution setting. The program is part of the Humanities Department which speaks to the broad understanding each student will gain about the interaction of the individual, society, and culture and the importance of being able to understand the roots of conflict. The location of the program in a new building on campus devoted to the program and its future expansion as a community based conflict resolution center demonstrates the vision for the future.

What you can do with this degree:

Because of the broad, liberal arts orientation of this degree, career alternatives and further courses of study are almost unlimited. However, specific potential career paths from this degree may include:

  • Corporate or Government employment in Human Resources
  • Employment as a court annexed neutral resolving disputes as a mediator
  • Graduate study in law school or conflict resolution
  • Employment as a legal assistant or paralegal in a variety of legal settings
  • Self employment as a dispute resolution professional
Students in this program will participate in:
  • General Education Requirements common to every Brenau degree
  • Legal Courses which explore various topics within the law
  • Alternative Dispute Courses which look at other ways to resolve disputes
  • Business Courses which give basics of accounting, management and computers
  • Courses about government, politics, psychology, and ethics
  • Special topics seminars
  • Small group and team projects
  • Advocacy exercises such as Moot Court and Mock Trial
  • Internships which provide intensive, practical learning opportunities

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General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100