Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

This 2-credit seminar is the required classroom component for students doing work through the Dispute Systems Design Clinic. Students will read and discuss works related to the various models for conducting conflict assessments, designing dispute systems, and working as a lawyer to be an effective deal-design architect. In addition, readings and discussions will focus on the practical and ethical quandaries and special challenges faced by professionals in conflict resolution, mediation, and dispute systems design. Some sessions will require students to present problems related to the clinical work in which they are currently engaged to the members of the class for discussion and brainstorming. The class will be front-loaded with weekly meeting times for the first part of the semester and fewer class sessions in the second half of the semester in order to allow students to focus more intently on their clinical work.

Required Clinic Component: Dispute Systems Design Clinic (3–5 clinical credits). This seminar and the clinic are bundled—your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: Negotiation Workshop is recommended, but not required. 

Add/Drop Deadline: The add/drop deadline for the Fall 2021 clinic is Friday, August 13, 2021. The add/drop deadline for the Spring 2022 clinic is December 3, 2021.

LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.

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