Is becoming an arbitrator right for me?

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How to become an Arbitrator

Some arbitrator roles require a law degree, but many do not. Most, however, do require a bachelor's degree. Degrees in public policy, political science, business, and social work are all great degrees to have in preparing for this career. Courses in psychology, consumer law, and public speaking would also be beneficial.

Fluency in a second language is helpful, especially if you want to pursue work in international arbitration. Master's level degrees in conflict resolution and arbitration are offered by many universities, and training is provided by a number of professional associations. Licensure is required in some jurisdictions.