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About this Course

Knowledge of the arbitration process is essential for lawyers, non-lawyer advocates, administrators, and managers.  It is an efficient and expeditious alternative to litigation that has traditionally been used where the parties having a continuing relationship, e.g., commercial, construction, and labor contract disputes.  More recently, it has been institutionalized in court systems, as a settlement device in the litigation process, and in federal and state regulatory schemes.  The course examines the nature of the arbitration process, rules governing hearings and the relationship between arbitration and the court system, e.g., the enforceability of agreements to arbitrate and judicial review of arbitration award, in a practical setting.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution