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ADR6405http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1634ADR6405ArbitrationVogel,Joan<div>This course is designed to familiarize students with the legal issues surrounding the arbitration process.  Arbitration is presented as an efficient, expeditious, and (sometimes) lower-cost alternative to litigation that is growing in popularity. Many areas of law commonly use arbitration, including securities regulation, commercial law, employment law, medical malpractice, and construction law. This course examines the nature of the arbitration process, rules governing hearings, and the relationship between arbitration and the court system. Students will study issues surrounding the enforceability and fairness of agreements to arbitrate, defenses to arbitration clauses, and judicial review of an arbitration award. Students will also learn how to read and understand arbitration provisions.  This class will provide students with a thorough understanding of arbitration law and a solid foundation for legal practice, whether in alternative dispute resolution tribunals or in the civil justice system. <br>Method of evaluation:  class participation, simulations, short papers on the simulations, and a research paper instead of a final exam.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1634
ADR6410.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1542ADR6410.AAlternative Dispute ResolutionVogel,Joan<div>This class presents the theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration that constitute the foundation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  This survey course focuses on the theory and practice of these techniques that are used as alternatives or as additions to formal litigation.  Students will examine the different theories, approaches and the wide range of issues (e.g. legal, economic, sociological, moral, ethical, psychological, political to name a few) that arise in the selection and application of these dispute resolution techniques.  In addition to classroom discussion, students will participate in simulation exercises in order to engage the different techniques as a neutral, an advocate and a disputant. <br>Students cannot take this course and Environmental Dispute Resolution or ADR & the Environment.  <br>Method of evaluation:  Class participation and papers. </div>3.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1542
ADR6413http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1635ADR6413Mediation AdvocacyPowers, Donald<div>THIS IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE TO BE OFFERED OVER THE COURSE OF 4 DAYS.  The designated days are: TBD<br>Working with a mediator to help clients resolve cases is an essential skill for the modern lawyer.  Mediation Advocacy will allow students to examine the theory and practice of how to be effective advocates for their clients in the mediation setting.  Students will develop this competency by exploring the various models of mediation.  The course will take students through all aspects of client representation, from counseling regarding ADR methods, selecting cases for mediation, selecting a mediator, writing mediation briefs and agreements, pivotal legal issues, and effective advocacy in the mediation session.  This course will rely heavily on role-plays to practice many of the skills needed to effectively represent a party in mediation.<br> <br>Classroom time will consist of lectures, discussion, role-play and critique.</div><div>Method of Evaluation: Performance in simulations, participation in-class and a final negotiation (Does not satisfy AWR)<br>MELP:  Distributional requirement - Alternative Dispute Resolution.<br></div>2.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1635
ADR6415http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1636ADR6415Environmental Dispute ResolutionJudy,Martha<div> Resolving environmental disputes is notoriously difficult.  These conflicts involve multiple parties, complicated factual matters and typically resist simple solutions.  In this course, students will explore these characteristics, investigate the full range of processes available to manage environmental disputes and assesses relevant policy and practical considerations of process selection.  Over the course of the semester, we will compare the use of adversarial and collaborative processes in environmental disputes and explore the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.  We will rely heavily on simulations to explore theories and build the skills needed to be effective environmental negotiators.  Through this course you will develop an understanding of how to create an effective problem-solving climate that will meet your client’s needs.<br>ATTENDING THE FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY<br>Environmental Law and Administrative Law are strongly recommended, but not required.<br>Method of Evaluation: Performance in simulations, participation in Class and a final exam (Does not satisfy AWR)<br>JD/MELP:  Alternative Dispute Resolution<br>MELP:  Alternative Dispute Resolution<br></div>GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1636
ADR6420http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1637ADR6420NegotiationClayton,Gregory<div>This class meets 4 days.  Friday, February 10 - Saturday, February, 11 and Friday, February 24 - Saturday February 25.</div><div> </div><div>THIS IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE TO BE OFFERED OVER THE COURSE OF 4 DAYS.  The designated days are: TBD<br>This course is designed to help you explore what it means to be an effective negotiator and to practice the skills needed to improve on this important life skill.  You will be expected to learn and apply theories from a broad range of disciplines including law, economics, psychology, sociology and management.  These theories will be discussed and debated in class discussions and practice through highly interactive simulations.  The course examines the dynamics, constraints, and skills needed to be an effective negotiator.  It focuses equally on the use of negotiation in deal making and to resolve disputes.  We will conduct simulations in a variety of contexts including face-to-face, over the phone and email.  We will explore how dynamics change when moving from two-party to multi-party negotiations and look at how ethics should influence our behavior.  Readings will need to be completed ahead of time and a final project will be completed after classes.<br> <br>Method of Evaluation: Performance in simulations, participation in Class and a final negotiation (Does not satisfy AWR)<br>MELP:  Distributional requirement  - Alternative Dispute Resolution.<br></div>GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bFebruary 10-11 and February 24-251637
ADR6420.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1543ADR6420.ANegotiationPowers,Donald<div> THIS IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE TO BE OFFERED OVER THE COURSE OF 4 DAYS.  The designated days are: </div><div>Friday, September 30, 2:10-6:30 <br>Saturday, October 1, 8:00am -6:30pm</div><div>Friday, October 14, 2:10-6:30<br>Saturday, October 15, 8:00am -6:30pm</div><div>This course is designed to help you explore what it means to be an effective negotiator and to practice the skills needed to improve on this important life skill.  You will be expected to learn and apply theories from a broad range of disciplines including law, economics, psychology, sociology and management.  These theories will be discussed and debated in class discussions and practice through highly interactive simulations.  The course examines the dynamics, constraints, and skills needed to be an effective negotiator.  It focuses equally on the use of negotiation in deal making and to resolve disputes.  We will conduct simulations in a variety of contexts including face-to-face, over the phone and email.  We will explore how dynamics change when moving from two-party to multi-party negotiations and look at how ethics should influence our behavior.  Readings will need to be completed ahead of time and a final project will be completed after classes.<br> <br>Method of Evaluation: Performance in simulations, participation in Class and a final negotiation (Does not satisfy AWR)<br>MELP:  Distributional requirement - Alternative Dispute Resolution.</div>2.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81bFriday, September 30, 2:10-6:30,Saturday, October 1, 8:00am -6:30pm,Friday, October 14, 2:10-6:30, Saturday, October 15, 8:00am -6:30pm,Powers, Tad1543
ADR6424.Ahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1544ADR6424.AInterviewing & CounselingCole, Liz Ryan<div>This is a simulation based course in which we explore and practice important tasks lawyers must perform skillfully when interviewing and counseling clients. We will:<br>•      Share and learn theories regarding core behaviors needed to prepare, conduct, and evaluate legal interviews and counseling conferences effectively; <br>•      Create opportunities to practice fundamental interviewing and counseling behaviors to develop new skills and improve existing competencies; and<br>•      Increase awareness of ethical and other core values that comprise effective interviewing and counseling. <br> <br>Evaluation is ongoing over the course of the semester and will be based on role plays, journals and other reflection, and class participation.</div>3.00000000000000GP0|#901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f;L0|#0901c5b0e-e624-4274-9cf0-5c81a94b814f|Fall 2016;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1544
CLI9405http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Classes/DispForm.aspx?ID=1657CLI9405Dispute Resolution ClinicBarone,Robin<div>This clinical offering trains students to mediate. While training, students observe and will later conduct mediations in various Vermont and New Hampshire courts. The course begins with an intensive skills session in the form of a day-long training session scheduled for Monday, January 7th before the start of spring classes. Attendance at this session is MANDATORY. Students interested in taking the course MUST attend the Monday session. No exceptions can be made. </div><div>There will also be one Saturday training session, presently scheduled for January 28th. This session is also mandatory. Weekly seminars will focus on course readings regarding conflict theory, mediation techniques, litigation strategies, public policy and social justice issues, as well as ethical and licensing concerns. A portion of each class will be devoted to clinic-style rounds, enabling students to present the cases they have observed or mediated for discussion and feedback.  Students will be asked to analyze mediation practice and conflict theory from the various perspectives of mediator, attorney advocate, parties and client. Professor Barone administers small claims mediation programs in two New Hampshire courts (Lebanon District Court and Littleton District Court). Students will be able to observe and later mediate in those courts. (Vermont small claims court mediation programs are currently suspended for budgetary reasons.) Professor Barone will also arrange shadowing opportunities with practicing Vermont attorney-mediators, so that the students can observe civil mediations at the Superior Court level.  Students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the various courts throughout Vermont, and/or to Lebanon NH and Littleton NH.<br> <br>Method of Evaluation: Pass/Fail (Does not satisfy AWR)<br>MELP:  Distributional requirement - Alternative Dispute Resolution.<br>This is a limited enrollment course (8)<br></div>4.00000000000000GP0|#48bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35;L0|#048bc9a23-297d-4d69-9808-2b9fafee0b35|2017 Spring;GTSet|#ff5002fa-8399-4824-8dd4-231cdb4e3288;GPP|#938af55b-fbb1-40e4-b7f1-59a1714ca81b1657