Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 3.140
WED 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 3.129

Evaluation Method

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Paper

Description

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (3 HOUR COURSE) The Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey course is designed to provide a broad-based introduction to negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, for students interested in either advocacy or transactional practices.  ADR methods are now more common than the courtroom for resolving civil disputes; more than 99% of civil cases are settled before trial, if cases are even filed at the courthouse. Many commercial agreements now contain mandatory mediation/arbitration provisions, and statutory and case law both favor ADR. This course will examine the policy and business reasons for the rise in ADR; explore the various ADR methods; discuss negotiating and why lawyers must learn successful negotiating skills; and provide students with an opportunity to experience these concepts through class exercises. The professor is a 30+year litigation attorney with substantial experience to both trial and ADR disputes, and he brings a practical, real-world approach to the lectures and exercises. There will be no exam, but a final written project is required. Class grading will be based upon class participation, attendance, and the final project. Please note:  Electronic devices are not permitted except for online classes. Students may only miss two classes per semester, additional absences will be reflected in a lower grade.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Getting To Yes Updtd & Rev *
Fisher, Roger, Patton, Bruce, Ury, William, and Ury, William L.
Rh , edition: 3
ISBN: 978-0-14-311875-6

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