Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey
This is a survey course of dispute resolution processes that do not directly involve litigation – primarily negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Classes provide an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of each process and an opportunity for student participation in each process. The course will also address process related ethical considerations. Negotiation and mediation portions of the class will focus more on the problem solving “integrative” approach rather than the “distributive” [zero-sum or competitive] approach. The arbitration portion will generally focus on U.S. commercial arbitration processes under the Federal Arbitration Act [FAA] and primarily commercial “provider rules”, published by the American Arbitration Association.