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Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAWS 5707)

Course Info

Students will examine the processes of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through reading materials, videotapes, guest lectures, and simulation exercises. Particular emphasis will be given to the interaction of lawyers and clients in business negotiations and in litigation. Negotiation, arbitration, mediation, and the mini-trial will be examined. The class will also cover impediments to ADR, such as lack of understanding or hostility on the part of clients or lawyers.


Prof. Kathryn Mercer

Prof. Kathryn S. Mercer is Professor of Lawyering Skills, teaching the leadership component of LLEAP 1 and 2, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Mediation.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


Study Aids

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Quimbee Alternative Dispute Resolution materials

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