Alternate Dispute Resolution

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Course Number:
LAW 696

Credit Hours:
3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: RCC*. Judicial, court-centered processes are neither the only nor, necessarily, the best methods of resolving disputes. This course surveys the range of dispute resolution processes that are alternatives to litigation and adjudication. These include detailed study of the primary dispute resolution processes -negotiation, mediation, and arbitration - as well as some of their hybrid variants. The course also examines noteworthy applications of these litigation alternatives, the context for which ranges from the personal to the global. The ethical issues surrounding effective client advocacy in non-litigation situations will be explored in depth. When coverage includes international dispute resolution systems will count as an elective in the International and Comparative Law concentration. Satisfies skills course requirement.

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