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242.8 sec. 1 - Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Marc Goldman  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 107

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49628

This class is designed to introduce and examine the fundamental techniques, structure and theory of resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and judicially-hosted settlement conferences. Class meetings will include lectures, discussions, demonstrations and in-class exercises and role plays. While law, policy, and ethical issues will receive recurring attention, this is primarily an advocacy class, with a focus on developing the skills necessary to persuasively present a case in the ADR context.


Marc L. Goldman

Marc L. Goldman served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Central District of California from 2001 until his retirement in 2013. From 1983 to 2001, he served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan.

After graduating from law school, Judge Goldman was a deputy public defender, first with the Michigan State Appellate Defender Office, and later with the Washtenaw County Public Defender Office. From 1976-1979, he was a clinical professor of law at Wayne State University Law School. That was followed by a one-year appointment as a visiting clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School. He was as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan before being appointed to the bench.

Judge Goldman was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University from 1985 to 2001, teaching courses in pretrial practice and trial advocacy. From 2004 to 2012, he was an adjunct professor at Chapman University Law School, teaching trial advocacy. He regularly participates as a faculty member in trial and deposition advocacy programs sponsored by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.In his 29 years as a magistrate judge, Judge Goldman conducted over 1000 mediation and settlement conferences.

J.D., Wayne State University Law School (1973)
B.A., University of Michigan (1969)

Requirements Satisfaction:

This course satisfies the Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Simulation Courses

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  • RESOLVING DISPUTES; Theory, Practice, and Law
    Folberg, Golann Stipanowich, Kloppenberg
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735589018
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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