Mediation and Arbitration

Washington University School of Law | 3 credits

This course will focus on two of the main alternative dispute resolution methods used in the United States and in international scenarios when approaching conflict. The first part will concentrate on arbitration, delivering a full overview of the nature, process, and enforcement of this dispute resolution method, emphasizing in key points related to successful arbitration clauses both locally and internationally. The second part of the course will address mediation, providing training to students that will be representing clients, negotiating on their behalf or acting as mediators, and important tools to seek for relationship-structuring agreements as an alternative to litigation. In the two sections, students will have the opportunity to understand basic concepts and test them via practical exercises.