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Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAW-614-001)
Ariel Eckblad

Meets: 07:00 PM - 09:50 PM (Tu) - Room YT14

Enrolled: 17 / Limit: 18

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Assessment: Paper; Writing Assignments; Class Participation


This course will introduce the frameworks and tools critical for effective negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. The pedagogy is primarily experiential and interactive. In this course, we will learn from one another. Most class sessions will consist of a brief lecture followed by hands-on simulations, exercises, and group discussions. We will cover a myriad topics including but not limited to — value creation, value distribution, principal-agent tension, dealing with difficult tactics, advanced listening, and facilitating difficult conversations. Critical to success in this course is intentional engagement and robust self-reflection: students rigorously review their performance through in-class discussions, out-of-class journaling, and peer-to-peer feedback. The capstone project will be a final paper.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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