The School of Law offers a rich curriculum in the field of
dispute resolution. Courses include:
Students gain a basic introduction to negotiation,
mediation, and arbitration, focusing on the legal, policy, and
practical implications of extrajudicial dispute resolution.
This course addresses both the theory and the practice of
commercial arbitration, focusing on the construction and
enforcement of arbitration agreements, preemption of state law,
enforceability of awards, and policy limitations on the
arbitrability of certain claims.
This course is designed to teach students the skills necessary to
draft: (i) effective dispute resolution provisions in commercial
contracts, (ii) understandable, enforceable settlement agreements,
and (iii) client memos explaining the ADR process and ADR options
in commercial contracts and transactions.
This course examines the law and policy of arbitration as
a mechanism for the resolution of international commercial
disputes, emphasizing topics such as arbitrability, the selection
of arbitrators, choice of law, and enforcement of awards.
Offered as part of St. John’s School of Law’s Rome
Program, this course examines processes of dispute resolution,
including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, in an
International Sales and
This course teaches students the law of international
sales and the skills of international arbitration.
Top-performing students in the course are selected to compete
in the Vis International Arbitration Competition held annually in
Students develop the skills of interviewing and counseling
clients, including gathering information, ascertaining interests,
developing goals and strategies, and practicing ethical
Labor and Employment
Students learn the legal implications and the skills of
workplace arbitration, emphasizing arbitration under collective
bargaining agreements as well as arbitration in non-unionized
Mediation: Representing Clients in
This interactive course introduces students to mediation
theories and practices, and then develops a coherent approach and
the essential skills for effective client representation in
This intensive, one-week course trains students in the
transformative approach to mediation within a divorce context. The
training is approved by New York's Office of Court Administration,
so that students who complete the course are eligible to serve on
New York State court-connected mediation rosters.
Through the study of theory and extensive use of exercises
and simulations, students learn the skills required for effective
negotiation for both the settlement of disputes and the creation of
value through bargaining.
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curriculum offered at St. John's School of Law, please