Alternative Dispute Resolution

Traditionally, law students are invited to consider adjudication as the most significant and acceptable, if not the sole means of resolving disputes. Yet, we know that the resulting picture distorts the social reality and the role of the lawyer in contemporary America. Other processes are available, and are increasingly turned to for resolving disputes. Moreover, even in ordinary litigation, most cases are never finally adjudicated but are settled after negotiation between the parties or with the helping nudge from the judge. This course will give the student both a survey and a chance to work through simulations of the variety of dispute resolving processes that are currently employed by lawyers and others in America today.
Credits: 3

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No

Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes