Advanced Dispute Resolution Writing Seminar
About This Class
"The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried." Is Justice O'Conner's statement true? What are alternative means of dispute resolution and are they really better for parties than taking a dispute to court? This course will introduce students to a wide range of alternative dispute resolution topics so that they can answer these questions. At the same time, this course will introduce students to the process of writing scholarly articles. Students will explore strategies for outlining, researching, drafting, and editing an article of publishable quality. Students will then conduct in-depth research on an alternative dispute resolution topic of their choice and produce a scholarly article of publishable quality (that also will satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement). During the last week of class, students will present on their papers and have them peer reviewed by their classmates.