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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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Arbitration Advocacy (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-824
- Class Number: 03577
- Instructor: Bruce Friedman
Co-taught with Marshall Grossman
The Arbitration Advocacy course will cover key legal principles important to the practice of arbitration in a variety of transactions and settings. The students will learn how to prepare for and conduct an arbitration hearing from the commencement of the process through the rendition of an arbitration award including the pre-hearing conference, development of a procedural order, setting a timetable for arbitration, dealing with discovery issues, delivering an opening statement, presenting testimony, delivering a closing statement and handling post-award issues. The course will provide students with the ability to identify and handle issues likely to arise during the course of an arbitration and to understand how arbitration differs from litigation in the judicial forum. In addition, students will learn effective mediation techniques especially applicable during the course of an arbitration. Potential ethical dilemmas and solutions will also be addressed. Students will participate in arbitration simulations throughout the semester.
Students will be expected to attend at least 4 hours of an actual arbitration hearing outside the classroom. (These hours count as required class hours in addition to the classroom sessions.)
Saturday, January 20 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, January 27 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, February 3 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, February 10 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, February 24 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, March 3 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, March 31 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
Saturday, April 7 – 9:15am – 12:30pm
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: CR/D/F Only
- Schedule: Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; March 3, 31; April 7 9:15 am - 12:30 pm
- Exam: None
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
- Participation: Re
- Enrollment Limitation: 30 students
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