Minor in Dispute Resolution

Program Contact: Jill E. Martin   203-582-8712

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.

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 225Alternative Dispute Resolution3
LE 360Mediation3
LE 370Negotiation3
Elective courses
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Trial Techniques
Civil Procedures
Family Law
International Law (PO 317)
Employment Law
Negotiating Internationally
Total Credits18