Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Alternative Dispute Resolution
0.5 Credit

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has become a staple of legal decision making in Canada, and a less costly and more positive means of resolving disputes across various areas of law. In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles and concepts of ADR and their application to the resolution of conflict. Students will learn about fact patterns in cases, representation, issues that relate to court annexed disputes, approaches to positive dispute resolution, the Canadian legal professionís view of ADR; the rise and use of ADR in Canada, criticisms, and limitations of the approach.

Additional Course Information
Registration status: Year 4 registration in the Honours Law & Society program.
3 lecture hours

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 25, 2011: LY403 New course; effective September 1, 2011.