Alternative Dispute Resolution
Available in Online, Video and Audio Formats
This intensive course is designed to train and qualify
students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants
will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United
States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute
resolution options. Specific attention will be given to Mediation, Arbitration,
Summary Jury Trials, Mini-Trials, and Moderated Settlement Conferences.
ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) is geared for all professionals
who are focused on "interest-based bargaining." This course
takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching
reasonable and effective solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit
course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from Stony Brook University.
Topics include: Why Conflicts Escalate, Why Mediation Works, The Mediation
Process, The Role of the Mediator, Coming to an Agreement, Problems
Encountered in Mediation, Developing ADR Programs for Government, Business
Disputes, and Divorce Settlement Mediation.
Participants will be expected
to complete reading and homework assignments and will choose or be
assigned project reports that deal with ADR topics. Independent project
Lesson 1: Introduction, History and Origin of ADR-Mediation
Lesson 2: Techniques for ADR: The Mediation
Process and The Role of the Mediator
Lesson 3: Business Disputes, Settlement
Issues in the Business Sector, Employment Disputes and Employer/Employee
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This course will be taught by experienced
legal professionals including renowned Legal Nurse Consultant, Jennifer
The program is coordinated by our educational
partner, The Center for Legal Studies, which has
been offering paralegal
programs nationally since 1980. Its courses are currently offered at
over 600 universities and colleges across the U.S.
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The course fee is $645* (does not include required textbooks or materials).
Education loans may be available through TERI (Continuing Education Loan) at 1-800-255-TERI or through Key Bank (Key Career Loan) at 1-800-KEY-LEND. Sallie Mae© offers the Career Training Loan for qualified students enrolled in degree and non-degree continuing education programs by calling 1-888-2-SALLIE. Additional loan options may be available through Bank One (Education One® Loan) at 1-888-661-8663, SunTrust at 1-800-786-8787, or JPMorgan Chase (Chase ExtraSM Student Loan) at 1-866-213-3148.
required textbooks for the live, video or audio formats are Alternative
Dispute Resolution Manual by Scott A. Hatch, J.D.,
and Alternative Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell, 2nd edition,
by Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley.
The required textbook for the online format is Alternative
Dispute Resolution in a Nutshell, 2nd edition, by Jacqueline M. Nolan-Haley.
The books are available through The Center for Legal Studies Bookstore by calling 1-800-522-7737 or visiting the Center for Legal Studies website. Books ordered the week immediately prior to class starting may incur an additional FedEx fee.
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New sessions begin every eight weeks.
FALL 2015 I: October 19 - December 4, 2015
SPRING 2016 I: January 11 - February 26, 2016
SPRING 2016 II: March 7 - April 22, 2016
SUMMER 2016 I: May 2 - June 17, 2016
SUMMER 2016 II: June 27 - August 12, 2016
FALL 2016 I: August 22 - October 7, 2016
FALL 2016 II: October 17 - December 2, 2016
Video and Audio Formats
Video and audio course formats are ongoing and are available for open
enrollment. You may register at anytime on the Center for Legal Studies website.
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