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LEGAL 212 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

5 Credits
Covers alternatives to civil litigation of disputes. Topics include arbitration, mediation, negotiation, as well as less common forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Paralegal’s role in ADR, ethical considerations and practical application of ADR to disputes are also discussed. The philosophy behind alternatives to adversarial litigation is analyzed historically and in contemporary society.


Quarters Typically Offered

Winter Day

Designed to Serve Students in paralegal program, pre-law students.
Active Date 2011-07-25

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
1. Nature of Disputes and Conflict and the Alternatives to Dispute Resolution 2. Negotiation 3. Facilitation 4. Mediation 5. Arbitration 6. Historical and Contemporary analysis of alternatives to adversarial litigation and dispute resolution

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Understand the nature of conflict historically and in contemporary society.

2. Understand, recognize and apply the process of alternatives to dispute resolution.

3. Distinguish between the most common forms of dispute resolution and be able to apply each method in a legal context; negotiation, facilitation, mediation, arbitration.

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