Students will review the American legal system, its processes, assumptions and practices as they relate to alternative dispute resolution. Students will explore the complex dynamics of competing incentives, mandated versus voluntary participation, procedural justice and rules of conduct (i.e., confidentiality, privilege) which are present in and between the various methods of conflict resolution. The latter portion of the course emphasizes writing agreements, resolving questions about the appropriateness of a method, issues of jurisdiction, and the increasing role of statutes and canons of practice in the licensing and regulation of mediation and mediators.
Prerequisite: Complete Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies Certificate MED-501, MED-502, MED-503, MED-504, MED-505
Not Offered This Semester