Alternative Dispute Resolution



This course* examines the various devices and procedures that have been developed for the resolution of legal disputes beyond and apart from the traditional judicial process. Basic topics include the methods of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, plea bargaining, and pre-trial settlement, as well as legal doctrines concerning the status and interplay of those methods with the traditional adjudicative devices.

The student's performance and negotiation skills development is guided by simulations involving ADR processes.

Prerequisites: Civil Procedure I (110A) and Civil Procedure II (110B).

*ADR is taught as two or three units. Please refer to WebAdvisor. When scheduled for three units, ADR meets the Experiential Requirement.