Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW7003
    Sched. No.: 113820939

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Section 1
Waddell, William R.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):F, 1000-1200 (WB104)
Capacity:45 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:21 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
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Course Description:

Traditional litigation is often criticized for its delay, cost, complexity, and sometimes for failing to provide results that are satisfying to the parties. Increasingly, societies and legal systems are experimenting with techniques that are thought to provide results more in keeping with the parties’ interests than with just their rights, or at least to provide a less costly and more timely remedy. This course is an overview of dispute resolution processes alternative to litigation, including negotiation, mediation, mini-trial, and others. Particular emphasis will be given to arbitration, its theoretical and statutory foundations, and its procedures. Emphasis will be on domestic arbitration, but a section on international will be included. The role of lawyers in ADR applications will be examined. Comparisons will be made of various ADR methods with traditional litigation and with one another, particularly regarding effectiveness in a specific context.