Course Detail
Course Components:
This course will survey approaches to handling conflict ? from the dispute resolution processes used most frequently in the American judicial system (negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation) to a variety of conflict prevention and management strategies used in both civil and criminal contexts (e.g., collaborative problem-solving, collaborative law, preventive law, legal conflict audits, community-based decision-making, and restorative justice). Students will study the wide array of conflict management approaches available to practicing attorneys. Through readings, exercises and a final paper (an actual conflict audit), students will develop the ability to analyze conflict situations in light of preferred decision-making authority and endpoints, and will be able to identify and evaluate the success of possible dispute management strategies.