Litigation and Its Alternatives   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Colleges of Law General Catalog

MLS 430 - Litigation and Its Alternatives

This course explores the proceedings by which criminal and civil matters are litigated, and alternative strategies such as plea bargaining, restorative justice, negotiation, private and court-ordered commercial arbitration, private judging, mediation, negotiation, and neutral evaluation. After examining litigation alternatives, students will compare the costs and consequences of the various strategies to individuals and society. Units: (3 units)