Minor in Dispute Resolution

Program Contact:  Michelle D. Miller 203-582-3231

The minor in dispute resolution is for students who are interested in learning more about resolving disputes and conflict in both their personal and professional lives. Students study how disputes arise and various means of resolving them, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. The minor teaches students how to use these means to resolve problems on a personal and community basis. The minor is not designed to prepare students to work as paralegals and is not ABA approved. Role play activities enable students to partake in actual dispute resolution.

Minor Policy: Students may complete only one minor using the same courses. Majors may not complete a minor within the same department.

Dispute Resolution Minor Curriculum

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits. At least 6 credits must be taken at the 300 level.

Required courses (12 credits)
LE 101Introduction to the American Legal System3
LE 360Mediation3
LE 370Negotiation3
Elective courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Negotiating Internationally
Introduction to Mock Trial 1
Competitive Mock Trial 1
Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing I
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Procedures
Family Law
International Law (PO 317)
Employment Law
Negotiating Internationally
Total Credits18