Contemporary Legal Problem Solving   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

LAW 6500 - Contemporary Legal Problem Solving

Contemporary Legal Problem Solving explores current approaches to dealing with legal conflicts outside of the litigation process.  While traditional legal education tends to emphasize litigation and trial advocacy, actual legal practice more often involves creative problem solving that occurs outside the courtroom.  This course will delve into the various methods practicing attorneys use to resolve contemporary legal disputes.  From mediation and arbitration to collaborative law and the use of artificial intelligence, Contemporary Legal Problem Solving will allow students to explore the theoretical underpinnings of these important skills and apply them in an engaged online learning environment.  Students will complete this course with a better understanding of the different ways in which lawyers can resolve legal problems without resorting to litigation.
Units: 3