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PRL 184 - Alternative Dispute Res

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech


This course will cover the theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, and arbitration that constitute the foundation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through lecture and simulations.  An examination of the different theories and approaches to ADR, as well as the wide range of issues that arise in the selection and application of these dispute resolution techniques will also be included.
Prerequisite: PRL 102 ,PRL 103 , PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Discuss the History of ADR and Methods
    1. Describe Benefits and Limitations of ADR
    2. Identify Various ADR Methods
  2. Analyze Conflict
    1. Define Conflict
    2. Describe the Sources of Conflict
    3. Explain Conflict Avoidance
  3. Examine Legal Negotiation
    1. Distinguish Different Types of Legal Negotiation
    2. Compare Different Styles of Negotiators
    3. Discuss the Negotiation Process
  4. Explain Mediation as an ADR Method
    1. Identify the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation
    2. Describe the Process of Mediation
    3. Define the Role of the Mediator
  5. Investigate Arbitration as an ADR Method
    1. Identify the Advantages and Disadvantages of Arbitration
    2. Distinguish Arbitration and Litigation
    3. Describe the Process of Arbitration
  6. Outline Other ADR Methods and Techniques
    1. Describe Online Dispute Resolution
    2. Compare Mini Trials and Summary Judgment Trial
    3. Define Dispute Review Board
    4. Distinguish Private Judging

 



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