Law and Dispute Resolution

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Law and Dispute Resolution

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    By the end of this module, the student will be familiar with the arbitration process and its practical use as an alternative to litigation. The student will also be aware of the difference between negotiation, mediation, conciliation, arbitration and litigation. The student will be able to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of arbitration when trying to resolve a commercial dispute.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Consider the meaning and philosophy of alternative dispute resolution
    2. Explain the different types of alternative dispute resolution – arbitration, mediation, conciliation, expert determination, negotiation, litigation
    3. Discuss coherently the fundamental rules of arbitration law in Ireland with reference to the relevant legislation and case law
    4. Critically analyse the impact of arbitration law on dispute resolution mechanisms and how these operate in practice
    5. Assess how arbitration is used in a business, commercial and social context
    6. Evaluate problems with reference to case law, legislation and academic literature

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.