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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Alternative Dispute Resolution Clause Drafting (Spring 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-822
- Class Number: 03577
- Instructor: Richard Chernick
Alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) is an efficient and pragmatic means of planning to address and resolve, and subsequently addressing and resolving, disputes. ADR should be carefully considered and utilized by transactional lawyers to be part of a transaction contract to govern potential disputes and by trial lawyers to govern actual disputes. When negotiating and crafting an ADR agreement in either instance, it is essential to understand that merely sufficient generic ADR language may be less than ideal, and that doing so instead should be an opportunity to design and define a process particularly suiting the context and needs of the parties. Careful lawyers should identify and draft recognizing anticipated, and the potential for unanticipated, consequences of a contemplated business transaction or actual dispute and the nature of the parties and their relationship. This course teaches students essential ADR skills to identify, negotiate and draft specific to a contemplated business transaction or actual dispute.
- Unit Value: 1
- Grading Options: CR/D/F Only
- Schedule: April 1, 8, 15 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Exam: None
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
- Participation: Required and graded
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