LAWS 515 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
(2 cr.) This course examines a number of alternative approaches to the traditional resolution of disputes through litigation. These include: adjudicative processes, such as arbitration; consensual processes, such as interest-based negotiation and mediation, including a diverse range of theories and approaches to mediation; and other emerging alternative processes, such as collaborative lawyering. The focus of this course is upon examining and demonstrating how practicing lawyers classically trained for the courtroom must adapt and adjust to a wide spectrum of ADR processes increasingly being used to resolve disputes outside of court. (2 or 3 credits) This is an introductory course and is one of the courses required for the Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Concentration. The course is designed for two or three credits: . Two credits with a final paper required in lieu of an exam (6-8 pages, including footnotes); or . Three credits if a student elects to write a longer final paper (20-30 pages, including footnotes). Every Year, All

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