This course features national and international scholars who introduce candidates to theories of disputing and dispute resolution processes from a variety of perspectives, and showcases some of the issues that will be explored in greater depth in subsequent units. These include how conflict develops and evolves; personality and conflict; gender and conflict; an introduction to negotiation theory and practice; the role of lawyers in negotiation and mediation processes; and an introduction to a broad spectrum of dispute resolution processes. The course uses a variety of teaching methods, with an emphasis on experiential exercises, simulations and games.


This course is only open to LLM students in the Dispute Resolution program to students in the General Law specialization who have Dispute Resolution as one of their 2-3 specializations.

Anti-requisite: LAW 6300P - Introduction to Dispute Resolution

NCA equivalence:


Terms Offered

Fall 24

Video conference only

Course Section: A

6.0 credits

Fall 25

Course Section: A

6.0 credits

Fall 26

6.0 credits

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