Boston University School of Law

JD881 Alternative Dispute Resolution

JD 881 ( A1)  TR 4:20 PM-5:45 PM 
3 cr., Fall 
Professor Reich 
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JD 881 ( B1)  TR 2:15 PM-3:45 PM 
3 cr., Spring 
Professor Bamford 
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The goal of this course is to improve your ability to resolve disputes and to productively engage in conflict. In this highly interactive class, students will examine a variety of dispute resolution processes, other than traditional court adjudication, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, dispute system design and restorative justice. Over the course of the semester, students will engage in a series of exercises (i.e., role-plays) through which they can develop and hone their skills and approaches to dispute resolution. Discussion and short lectures will accompany the exercises, as appropriate. There will be short written assignments (2-3 pages), as well as a longer paper due at the end of the semester. No final exam. ENROLLMENT LIMIT: 18 students. NOTE: This course satisfies the Upper-class Professional Skills requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This class will not offer the CR/NC/H option. RESTRICTION: Students may not enroll in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiation (JD921).