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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Center for Legal Studies

This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes.

Participants will learn negotiation skills and how to select the most cost-effective and least intrusive Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method to achieve the most positive result for both parties. Students will understand the processes and methods of ADR techniques; learn the proper application and limits of ADR techniques; appreciate the ethical considerations involved in ADR; and develop a basic ability to apply ADR methods.

Course Objectives

  • Comprehension of the functions of Alternative Dispute Resolution and its purpose
  • Compare and contrast the differences between Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Examine the different approaches in Negotiations
  • Explain the functions of a mediator
  • Demonstrate problem-solving techniques for mediation
  • Discuss the process of the Summary Jury Trial
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the Summary Jury Trial
  • Explain the process of the Mini-Trial
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of Mediation-Arbitration
  • Discuss the process of Private Judging
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of Private Judging
  • Explain Early Neutral Evaluation and Private Neutral Fact-Finding
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of Private Neutral Fact-Finding
  • Discuss the “Principle of Exclusivity” and the role of the union as a bargaining representative

2020 Sessions

  • January 13, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • May 4, 2020
  • June 29, 2020
  • August 24, 2020
  • October 19, 2020

This seven-week online course includes 45 clock hours of instruction/learning. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education.

Financing options may be available through the Center for Legal Studies (CLS), in partnership with Affirm. Learn more here. Note: The University of Arizona is not affiliated with Affirm and does not administer the Affirm payment program.