Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAW-614-002)
John Henderson

Meets: 06:30 PM - 09:20 PM ( M)

Enrolled: 15 / Limit: 18

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This course is an overview of the various methods society has created to resolve civil disputes. Often, adversaries determine a preference to utilize methods of Alternative Dispute to resolve their conflicts. In this course, participants will learn the different opportunities for dispute resolution to enable them to be creative and effective in solving legal problems. The course is conducted utilizing text books and conducting mock mediations and arbitrations. This course is completed over the spring semester and requires students to complete substantial preparation outside of class. Students will receive feedback on all in-class performances. There will be a final written exam.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Required Texts:

Dispute Resolution: Beyond the Adversarial Model (3rd Edition) (“DRBTAM”), Menkel-Meadow, Love, Schneider & Sternligh; Aspen

Note: Due to the possibility of Covid-19 infection, required course materials will NOT be made available on reserve at the WCL Library. All course materials must be purchased by each student. The books for this course are available for purchase electronically at www.wklegaledu.com

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving In” (3rd Edition), Fisher, Ury & Patton: Houghton Mifflin Company

The books for this course are not available for purchase electronically but can be purchased at www.amazon.com (in Kindle version as well).

First Class Readings

DRBTAM (Ch. 1) pages 3-42; The Lawyer as Problem Solver (Ch. 2) pages 43-74


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