Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

FALL 2013
Davalene Cooper
Martha Koster

Designed to familiarize students with alternatives to traditional means of settling disputes. The course begins with the traditional method of dispute resolution, litigation, and later concentrates on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. The course also exposes students to various programs in Massachusetts that use alternative processes of dispute resolution.

In-class simulations of fact patterns are used as a means of illustrating certain resolution methods. A major portion of the final grade is based on the successful completion and in-class presentation of a research paper by each student, which looks critically at an emerging issue in the ADR field. Please check the most recent course registration information to determine if this course meets the professional skills or seminar requirements. (Session times TBA)

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