LAW Alternative Dispute Resolution

Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.),

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Students may not enroll in both Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation.


One of a lawyer's primary tasks is to resolve disputes. Most controversies are never decided by a court, but instead are settled by agreement. The ability to negotiate and mediate effectively is thus crucial for litigators as well as lawyers practicing in other contexts. This course focuses on the processes of negotiation and mediation, and to a lesser degree on arbitration. It uses a mixture of lecture, discussion, role-playing and video to give students an introduction to the theory and practice of ADR, including how to use such processes effectively on behalf of a client. There will be an examination, but a significant portion of the course grade will be based on students' performance on short writing assignments and class exercises. Enrollment may be limited.


  Prerequisite: Negotiation

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Labor and Employment Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement

pointer    Final Exam Required


<<Course Updated: April 08, 2016>>