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722 - Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice
Professor: Ellen E. Deason
Semester: 2010 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Exam, Negotiation Exercise, and Class Participation
This dispute resolution course familiarizes students with the theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, mini-trials, and other settlement processes, and with the law that governs them. Students develop skills in these processes through simulation exercises, demonstrations, discussions, and videotapes. The course is distinct from other dispute resolution course offerings in that it emphasizes lawyers’ roles in representing clients: as a counselor – helping clients decide on appropriate approaches to resolving disputes and planning for them in structuring business relationships – and as an advocate – representing clients in dispute resolution processes. This course is especially appropriate for students who seek an introduction to dispute resolution processes and for those interested in developing skills central to representing clients.
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