AIM Overseas is offering 1x $500 scholarship for 1 student participating in this program! Applicants must also submit a scholarship application to AIM Overseas by October 7 if they wish to be considered. 

The AIM Overseas US Perspectives on International Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation program will introduce you to various forms of ADR (alternative dispute resolution) at the local and international levels, so you can achieve superior results for your clients that are not available through the trial process and be able to provide the highest calibre of legal services.

ADR has become an everyday part of civil litigation practice, business, insurance, commercial transactions, and government affairs. More than 90% of all civil lawsuits are resolved before trial, with most cases reaching resolution through some form of ADR. To be effective advocates, lawyers must learn to understand ADR, analyse which ADR process is appropriate, and effectively use specialised communication, negotiation, and arbitration skills during ADR proceedings. 

Fields of study

  • Law

You can contact the Global Experiences team for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest.

Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 3 credits (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact AIM Overseas for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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The program fee is approximately $7,650 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

The above information is to be confirmed and is to be used as a reference only. Updated information for Summer 2019/2020 will be available soon.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only and is subject to change. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.


AIM Overseas course BEL Credit Assessment

International Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Eligible for #2 UQ Units Level 5 LAWS elective, as approved by BEL Faculty


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have now closed.

Program Dates

Start: 02 January 2020
End: 25 January 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: San Diego, USA
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​