Alternative to Litigation: Arbitration and other forms of Dispute Resolution

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Alternative to Litigation: Arbitration and other forms of Dispute Resolution

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Business, Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    The module will examine how various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allow parties to resolve conflicts
    separate from litigation proceedings within state run court systems, as well as provide students first-hand knowledge
    of the key issues, principles, rules, procedures and parties involved in ADR. In both the national and international
    business context, parties seek ADR as a preferable because of the speedier, more predictable and less costly results
    compared to litigation. ADR aspects will include inclusion of mediation, conciliation, expert determination and
    arbitration both within the International community and in the UK.
    Assessment: Essay (1000 words) (25%) ; Exam (75%).

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