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702 - Issues in Arbitration
Professor: Sarah Rudolph Cole
Semester: 2010 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Participation, Take-Home Exam, and Short Written Assignments
This course is an introduction to the law and practice of arbitration. Arbitration is a binding method of dispute resolution. Parties typically agree to arbitrate disputes before they know what disputes are likely to arise between them. Arbitration has historically been used primarily in labor-management disputes and commercial disputes. More recently and quite controversially, arbitration has been used to resolve statutory claims, such as employment discrimination, antitrust and RICO claims. As the use of arbitration increases, so does the controversy. This course will examine the legal and policy issues surrounding arbitration. In addition, this course will introduce students to the practice of arbitration. Students will revise an existing arbitration agreement and conduct arbitration hearings as both an advocate and arbitrator.
Students who choose to write a seminar paper can receive seminar credit for this course.
Laptops will not generally be permitted in class. An exceptionis made for arbitration exercises in class.
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