Explores non-judicial routes to resolving disputes, beginning with mediation and arbitration, with brief examinations of processes such as summary jury trial, non-binding advisory opinions, med-arb, and mini-trial. The course emphasizes experiential learning through the development of practice skills acquired through simulations, exercises, readings, and class discussion. Completion of the course will enable students to be listed as "qualified neutrals" on both the civil mediation and civil arbitration rosters maintained by the Minnesota supreme court's Office of Continuing Judicial Education. Limited to 25-30 students.
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