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242.8 sec. 1 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Wayne Brazil (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Th 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 107
Course Start: January 13, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49625
We will examine the principal non-binding civil dispute resolution processes and prepare students to use them to advance clients' interests. After considering briefly the roles and limitations of civil adjudication, we will explore the restorative justice and collaborative law movements. In the heart of the course we will focus on mediation (in three forms) and judicially hosted settlement conferences. Class meetings will include exercises and role plays. Two class sessions will be devoted entirely to role plays: one of a mediation and one of a judicially hosted settlement conference. In the last five sessions of the class students will take a hypothetical civil case from pre-filing interviews through the case development process, culiminating in a full judicially hosted settlement conference.
Ethical issues and the law of confidentiality will receive recurring attention.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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