Course Details

Employment Law Simulations: ADR in the Workplace

This course will cover selected areas of employment law and rights that employees have in the workplace, including torts, contracts, and antidiscrimination law. It will explore how these rights are resolved through negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Each substantive area will be paired with one or more simulated arbitrations or mediations. Students will take the roles of attorneys representing parties, giving them an opportunity to develop ADR-specific skills, including opening statements, direct and cross examinations, oral arguments, and writing arbitration briefs. The simulations will be done in teams, working in consultation with the professor and requiring significant out-of-class preparation. Guest speakers on employment law and ADR topics will supplement the simulation exercises and assigned readings. Professional mediators and arbitrators will be involved in conducting several of the simulations. The primary text for the course will be ADR in the Workplace, Third Edition, by Cooper, Nolan, and Bales. There will also be supplemental readings provided by the Professor. The simulations are taken from Workplace ADR Simulations by Laura Cooper and Anne M. Radolinski. Students' grade will be based on their participation and performance in the simulations and participation in class discussions (50%), reflection papers (10%), and an end of the semester exam (40%).

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 717


Course History

Spring 2015
Title: Employment Law Simulations: ADR in the Workplace
Faculty: Waterstone, Michael
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 13