Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies

students at desks with papers during mock mediation tournament

Challenge yourself by analyzing the causes and theories of conflict, and learn to resolve them. As a Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies major, you’ll gain the problem solving and critical thinking skills you need to succeed as an expert mediator and negotiator, whether you pursue law or another career. This degree program begins by merging historical and theoretical concepts, and ends with an internship in a legal conflict resolution setting.

Duration: 8 semesters
Start term: Fall
Class type: On-ground 
Location: Gainesville

Student opportunities

  • Learn directly from faculty members who are internationally recognized in the field of conflict resolution and mediation 
  • Join Brenau’s Intercollegiate Mediation Team and compete against universities from across the world
  • Learn how to recognize potential conflicts and resolve them within a variety of settings
  • Complete an internship in a legal conflict resolution setting
  • Set yourself up to easily transition into a variety of career paths, including government employment and law graduate studies  
  • Hone your oral and written communication competency with intensive speech and writing courses

Potential careers

  • Human resources officer
  • Court-annexed neutral dispute mediator
  • Law or conflict resolution graduate student
  • Legal assistant or paralegal
  • Dispute resolution professional
  • Ombudsperson 
  • Graduate education
    • Law 
    • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

Intercollegiate Mediation Team

Since the exercise began in 1999, Brenau University’s Intercollegiate Mediation Team has been an active participant in college mediation tournaments, which draw students from across the world. Brenau won the mediation title in 2002 and 2014, and has frequently finished in the top 10 in mediation. Contact Ken Frank at for more information about how to become a member or get involved.

Have questions? 

Contact Ken Frank, director and professor of Conflict Resolution and Legal Studies, at or 770-534-6297.