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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 735 - ADR Practice


This class is a pass/fail course whose enrollment is limited to ADR team members. The course will assume a basic level of familiarity with major ADR disciplines, and will focus on dealing with the intricacies of each discipline, particularly the problematic scenarios that often arise in tournaments and in real world practice. For example, a class session might focus on techniques for dealing with deadlocks in negotiations, handling a hostile party in mediation, or drafting a brief for an arbitration hearing. Though students will be expected to read regular assignments and the class will feature some lecture and discussion pertient to particular facets of the weekly topic, the course will have a heavy practice focus including various in-class exercises and roleplay scenarios giving students a chance to practice their techniques. At the end of each unit, each student will participate in a full simulation round of each kind of ADR discipline, and will be given feedback by peers, the instructor, and volunteer practitioners recruited by the instructor. Grading will be based on class participation, performance in roleplays, in-class exercises and a brief writing assignment.