Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3059: Alternative Dispute Resolution
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
Lecture 1 Introduction: An Overview of ADR
Lecture 2 The history of the ADR movement and its place in traditional litigation
Lecture 3: The use and application of Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration.
Lecture 4: Negotiation and introduction to mediation
Lecture 5: Mediation skills and structure
Workshop 1: How is ADR different from traditional litigation? Are we moving towards a culture of settlement?
Practical 1: Negotiation skills practical
Lecture 6: Mediation in the Civil Courts
Practical 2: The techniques of mediation: what is a mediation?
Lecture 7: Civil mediation (cont.)
Lecture 8: Guest speaker
Lecture 9: Mediation in the criminal courts: the use of restorative justice / victim offender mediation (VOM)
Workshop 2: What are the constitutional objections to court-ordered mediation? Are current measures sufficient to encourage parties to mediate?
Lecture 10: Restorative Justice (cont.) - the role of the victim
Lecture 11: Guest speaker on RJ
Lecture 12: The use and application of on-line dispute resolution
Lecture 13: Introduction to family mediation: types, processes and outcomes
Lecture 14: Who is really in charge? Issues of power and control in family mediation (Liz)
Lecture 15: Guest speaker on family law
Lecture 16: Children in mediation: direct and indirect consultation
Workshop 3: What are the advantages and disadvantages of collaborative law in family cases? Is collaborative law really that new, or that different? Why might the family court be a better or worse forum for ADR than other courts or tribunals?
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||22||11 x 2 hour Lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||4.5||3 x 1.5 hour Workshops|
|Guided independent study||57||Individual reading and lecture preparation|
|Guided independent study||19.5||Workshop Preparation|
|Guided independent study||40||Assessment Preparation|
|Guided independent study||7||Formative Assessment|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Other Learning Resources
ADR Group - http://www.adrgroup.co.uk
CEDR - http://www.cedr.co.uk
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (http://www.arbitrators.org)