LLM Residency 1—The World of Conflict Resolution

The World of Conflict Management provides LLM students with an overview of the spectrum of processes and skills they may draw upon to solve problems, manage conflict and resolve disputes in public and private venues. Lawyers confront and address conflict in a wide variety of settings–within families, workplaces and organizations, in communities, in commercial transactions and relationships; and other situations, domestic and international. Effective management and resolution of conflict demands a working knowledge of a range of processes including negotiation, and forms of mediation, non-binding evaluation, binding arbitration and litigation, and the acquisition of related skills and insights relating to effective communication, the psychology of conflict, and cross cultural interaction and communication.