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726 - Advanced Issues in ADR
Professor: Nancy Hardin Rogers
Semester: 2009 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Prerequisites: 3L and one course in dispute resolution, unless instructor waives
Means of Assessment: In-Class Work, Working Assisting Clients, and Writing
Special Notes: This is a three-credit progress graded course. The course meets for 2 hours fall, then for one independent hour during the spring.
In this course, you will learn about dispute system design and apply what you have learned to consult with government and non-profit entities that seek to design or revise dispute resolution systems. The course resembles a clinic in the sense that the work will depend on the needs of these clients but differs because we will not provide legal representation. Students will have in-class assignments as well as memos and other work products for these entities seeking our assistance. (See an example of a past class project done to assist the Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Program). Past classes or individual students within a class designed a curriculum in cross-cultural negotiation for Air Force officers, proposed a model mediation program for Ohio administrative agencies, helped to design and drafted a proposal to fund a mediation program for a Common Pleas Court, and wrote a manual on mediation of issues related to children and families for Ohio courts.
The course will meet the Advanced Studies requirement for the Dispute Resolution Certificate and the second writing requirement; it does not meet the seminar requirement unless special arrangements are made with the instructor to structure the work differently. The course is open to 3Ls who have taken at least one dispute resolution course and others by instructor permission. The course is scheduled over the year to accommodate the need to help a client over a longer period, although no class sessions are scheduled for spring semester. If there are special needs to earn all 3 credit hours during fall semester, please contact the instructor for permission to do so.
LIMIT: 18 students
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