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ADR Clause Drafting
ADR Clause Drafting teaches how to identify and draft language recognizing anticipated, and the potential for unanticipated, consequences of a contemplated business transaction or actual dispute as well as the nature of the parties and their relationship. It instills essential ADR skills to identify, negotiate and draft specific to a contemplated business transaction or actual dispute.
ADR Ethics provides students, lawyers and professional neutrals with an in-depth examination of the rules guiding behavior in various dispute resolution processes.
ADR Law and Policy: Arbitration and Mediation
This course explores the origin, development and practice of mediation, arbitration and other forms of ADR, emphasizing the policies underlying these increasingly significant and evolving areas.
ADR Legal Principles
This survey course for those who have not earned a JD in a U.S. law school helps students gain an understanding of the legal framework for the dispute resolution processes in which they will participate.
Arbitration Advocacy introduces the basic approaches to preparing and presenting cases in the arbitration context.
Arbitration in the United States
Arbitration in the United States explores the range of issues addressed by the Federal Arbitration Act and state arbitration laws.
Business Organizations *
This course explores organizations of economic activity - especially the modern corporation - as institutions of social power, along with the roles of managers, owners and public regulatory agencies in shaping processes of decision making.
Constitutional Law *
This course covers the delineation of spheres of responsibility between the three branches of the federal government, the federal government and the states, and the government and individuals.
Contracts explores the interpretation and enforcement of promises and agreements.
Criminal Procedure *
This course focuses on criminal procedure in the courts as well as the regulation of law enforcement by the courts through rules of evidence and interpretation of the Bill of Rights.
Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution
This course brings an international perspective to understanding the impact of culture in the most commonly used international and domestic dispute resolution practices (negotiation, mediation and arbitration).
Employment Dispute Mediation
Employment Dispute Mediation provides hands-on experience in the mediation of the complex issues of disability, wage and hour, sex and sex harassment, age, race, religion and national origin.
Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Online Dispute Resolution
Presents the theoretical groundwork of online dispute resolution (ODR) and prepares students to be successful neutrals in ODR settings.
This course focuses on the purpose and character of trials, problems of adversary presentation and the nature of proof, and the basis for admission and exclusion of evidence in judicial proceedings.
Family Law Mediation Clinic
The Family Law Mediation Clinic teaches the skills and substantive area of the law necessary to successfully mediate cases in children's court, working with real clients at the Edelman Children's courthouse in Monterey Park.
Gifts, Wills and Trusts *
This course explores the transfer of wealth, especially the transmission of wealth from one generation to the next as a settlement of family affairs. It also covers the comparative analysis of the legal mechanisms of gifts, wills and trusts, and introduces students to problems of fiduciary administration.
International Arbitration examines methods of dispute resolution used in other countries and compares them to those employed in the United States.
International Investment Law and Arbitration
This course instills a greater in-depth understanding of the key issues and legal questions that arise in international business dispute resolution.
Introduction to U.S. Legal System (Int'l Students Only)
This course explores the legal system in the United States and the distinctive process and methods of American law. It examines the basic structure and operation of government in the United States, particularly the judicial branch, and focuses on the American method of making, finding and enforcing law. It also provides a basic understanding of the historical context in which the legal system in the United States developed and highlights the foundational values of American law, such as due process and equality.
Labor Arbitration explores the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining and the labor arbitration process. Students also prepare labor arbitration briefs.
Legal Profession *
This course focuses on the functions of the lawyer in modern society; history and organization of the legal profession; the adversary system; equal access to justice; and other problems of ethics and professional responsibility.
Mediation Advocacy examines the process of mediation, explores the philosophical approaches to mediation and different styles of mediating, develops a working knowledge of the stages of mediation, and cultivates skills essential to becoming effective advocates throughout each stage of the process.
Negotiation Theory and Application
Examines origin and types of conflicts that arise within organizations. Includes designing systems to prevent conflict from developing or escalating, as well as developing a culture of collaboration and creativity.
Gould School of Law
This course examines the origin and types of conflicts that arise within complex organizations. It teaches students how to design systems to prevent conflict from developing or escalating and how to develop a culture of collaboration and creativity.
Practical Mediation Skills Clinic (Summer Session)
In this clinic, students learn basic and advanced mediation skills, practice skills in simulated mediations and, upon certification by the instructor, mediate in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Remedies compares the remedial goals of contracts, torts and property law, and the impact of procedural devices in law and equity. It covers damages, injunctions, specific performance and restitution, and remedial theory and transactional application.
Sales analyzes the buying and selling of goods both in domestic and international transactions with a heavy focus on Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Secured Transactions *
This course covers Chattel paper and secured transactions involving personal property under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and some related bodies of law.
Topics in American Law *
This course provides LLM and MCL students with a survey of various topics in American law, including criminal law, evidence, family law, constitutional law, torts, wills and trusts, administrative law and property law.