Resolving Conflict Wisely
The past three decades have seen an explosion in the use of alternative methods of preventing and resolving disputes.
Courts now mandate the use of mediation, arbitration and similar approaches in a variety of situations. It's no longer a question whether alternative methods of dispute resolution should be used, but rather which methods will most effectively and efficiently resolve a given dispute.
We provide our students with the tools necessary to determine the most appropriate method of dispute resolution by requiring each student to take a course in dispute resolution geared to his or her area of practice.
ADR for Litigators
Basic survey of methods of dispute resolution
Emphasizes representing clients in the pretrial setting
Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation
Focuses on the interpersonal communication skills needed by general practitioners
Emphasizes the negotiation of transactions
ADR & Conflict Management
Introduces the corporate perspective on stepped processes
Emphasizes disputes relating to intellectual property