Alternative Dispute Resolution Pathway
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Pathway consists of a survey course (Alternative Dispute Resolution), and specialized courses in Negotiations and Mediation. ADR is designed to familiarize students with a fundamental understanding of the principles and techniques applied in the settling of legal disputes with an intention to avert the formal adversary processes. Both the Negotiations course and the Mediation course probe deeper into the disciplines, and allow students to understand human nature beyond pedagogic and doctrinal boundaries. Learning is facilitated through exercises in self-awareness, while gaining a greater appreciation of the relevance of race, culture and ethnicity in professional relationships. Simulations and role-plays are featured, and the psychological, emotional and neuroscientific underpinnings of decision making are explored.
There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination. Students who want to pursue legal practice in ADR should consider the courses below. Other courses, besides those listed, are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum.
Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year.
Foundation Courses related to this pathway include: Contracts.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Critical Legal Theory
- Education Law
- Health Law
- Insurance Law
- Medical Malpractice Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Administrative Law
- Elder Law
- Race and the Law