Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LGST 205 - Alternative Dispute Resolution

(G and TP/SS only)

In this course students will examine negotiation, mediation, and arbitration as alternatives for dispute settlement to avoid litigation. The course will focus on the resolution of conflicts utilizing the developed techniques, strategies, and methodology associated with mediation and arbitration and goal achievement negotiation. Students will also learn the training required for ADR practitioners and the role of the paralegal in this process. PREREQUISITE(S): LGST 101  or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basis for the increasing need for ADR in the U.S. legal system
  • Describe the differences between negotiated settlements, mediation and arbitration as forms of ADR
  • Identify the circumstances and specific situations which particularly lend themselves to ADR
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate techniques in conflict resolution

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