Discussion (1L): Conflict Management Design (241L): What is conflict? When is it constructive or destructive? How is it prevented, managed and resolved? As lawyers, we commit to representing clients in an array of formal and informal processes, over discrete violations of law as well as long-ranging breaches of social norms, in local, state and international jurisdictions, in-person and on-line. In this seminar, we will examine different kinds of conflict and different kinds of processes, who designs those processes and who selects the specific process to use in a given instance. Examples include a corporate general counsel's management of customer, partner, or employee disputes; process options for Stanford students facing disputes with the University, faculty, or staff ; initiatives to address racial inequity and injustice through the California State Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, San Francisco's African American Reparations Advisory Committee, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission; and the role of technology as a source of disputes as well as means to facilitate resolution. You will be asked to write short comment papers on four case/background readings. Elements used in grading: Full attendance, reading of assigned materials, and active participation. The seminar will meet four times during the Fall quarter. Class meets 4:15-6:15pm, September 22, October 6, October 13, October 27.
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