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Mediation and Conflict Resolution

LAAW - 106

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

A study of the emerging field of conflict resolution as it relates to the paralegal. The course emphasizes alternative methods of resolving legal conflicts. The philosophy of the course embodies the idea that alternative methods of conflict resolution improve the quality of decision making, develop a greater capacity for avoiding protracted disputes and create a culture of cooperation. These are skills necessary for the paralegal as the field of law evolves from confrontation to cooperation.