- At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in various lawyering skills, for example, oral advocacy, legal writing and drafting, legal research, negotiation, and client communication
Section 001, January 2020
Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy is a one credit, fifteen-hour immersive course in the theory and practice of transnational dispute resolution.
The last two decades have seen a proliferation of international law instruments, and yet traditional, adversarial forms of conflict resolution often fail to provide adequate remedies to complex world conflicts. Students in Conflict Resolution and Diplomacy will analyze how consensual forms of conflict resolution, like mediation and negotiation, are and can be used to forward human rights aims and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. While studying the policy and theory of conflict resolution, students also will engage in simulations designed to give them experience in the skills required to mediate transnational conflicts, including: designing a tiered dispute resolution system; facilitating dialogue to promote understanding; navigating cross-cultural issues and drafting sustainable resolutions.
Students will be required to keep a short daily reflection log, which they will submit on the last class day, Friday, January 12th, in the form of a 5 page reflection paper. In addition, one taped simulation will be due on that same Friday.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit