LAW 462A: Workplace Dispute Resolution


Examination of mediation, arbitration, and other methods of resolving disputes in the workplace. Students examine the differences, advantages, and drawbacks of each approach through a combination of instruction and skills-based learning opportunities. Course activities will involve team preparation as an advocate in a workplace arbitration brought pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or an employment contract. Skills exercises will involve memo preparation and simulated representation of a party in an arbitration proceeding - beginning with the arbitrator selection process, preparation for the hearing, advocating at the simulated hearing before a practicing arbitrator, presenting a closing argument, and drafting a post-hearing brief.