LAW Alternative Dispute Resolution Seminar

Mr. Terrence B. Downes,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Students may not enroll in both ADR, Negotiation or Negotiation for Lawyers


This seminar examines the role of lawyers as problem solvers. Although some disputes can only be properly resolved through trial and appeal, the vast majority of cases and controversies can be - and routinely are - resolved through alternative dispute resolution ("ADR"). In this course, students become familiar with negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, the three major components of ADR, and with their applications in various legal disputes. Essential to the seminar is active class participation and a willingness to think clearly and with disciplined creativity. Through a combination of readings, weekly short writing assignments, role plays, and class debriefings, students will start the process of developing the professional skills essential to effective legal problem solving.


pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements


<<Course Updated: April 08, 2013>>