Seminar in Private Law (21497). 2 or 3 units. The Spring 2016 edition of the Seminar in Private Law will focus on private dispute resolution. The seminar will take up arbitration in its several varieties. The seminar will also engage other forms of dispute resolution that proceed outside of public political authority, for example, negotiations that aim to conclude armed conflicts. The seminar will ask whether certain procedures can sustain free-standing legitimacy, based directly on their own properties and entirely apart from prior legal or political authority. At least half of the seminar's sessions will involve presentations by outside speakers from law and associated disciplines. The remainder will prepare for the speaker presentations. The list of confirmed sessions and speakers is here. Term paper required for three units of credit; thought paper for two units of credit. Enrollment limited. D. Markovits and R. Brooks.