Alternative Dispute Resolution
About This Class
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.
Students cannot take this course and Environmental Dispute Resolution or ADR & the Environment.
Method of evaluation: Class participation and papers.