†Arbitration and Mediation Skills (21765). 2 units, credit/fail. Ninety-eight percent of disputes that start in court are resolved by various forms of alternative dispute resolution. The course, taught by a seasoned mediator and arbitrator, will provide practical experiential training in skills and theory central to these forms of legal practice. The course will be taught in small groups with weekly performance requirements. The course will include many of the features of the Trial Practice course, but with an emphasis on the skills needed for arbitration rather than courtroom procedure. Short briefs required. Enrollment limited to twelve. Permission of the instructor required. B. Hodgson.
Note: Attendance on the first day is required. Any waitlisted students or other students who are interested in the course should also attend the first class meeting, as historically places have opened in this course. No drop forms will be signed after the first class meeting.
Note: Students who would like additional information about the course before completing Spring 2015 course selections in December should contact Professor Hodgson at firstname.lastname@example.org.