Alternate Dispute Resolution: Law, Practice, and Policy


Course Code:
LAW 545
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


Lawyers' representation of their clients increasingly calls for skill within a broad range of alternative dispute resolution processes. In this course, you will learn about the variety of dispute resolution procedures that operate under the ADR umbrella, within and outside of the court system (including mediation and arbitration). The goal is for students to understand the law and policy behind these alternatives relative to court adjudication, to be able to select the appropriate process for a client, and to effectively represent that client in the selected process. The teaching team includes third party neutrals and advocates from a range of contexts, including federal court, private mediation, private and public arbitration, and corporate legal counsel. An optional 1 unit module on International Arbitration will be taught in Spring quarter by Gary Born. Elements used in grading: Class participation, discussion, short written assignments.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Winter

Alternate Dispute Resolution: Law, Practice, and Policy LAW 545 Section 01 Class #25533

  • 3 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

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