This course offers a functional approach to dispute resolution and interrelated processes. Students learn the advantages and disadvantages of each process and how to select one process over another to create dispute resolution strategies. Content introduces methods of dispute resolution and participants and organizes dispute resolution processes by purpose and participation, advancing from the least to most technical process. Coverage also explores dispute resolution strategies. Examples and problems encourage reasoning skills. Chapters on negotiation, mediation, and arbitration offer role play exercises, while judicial options show how courts handle dispute resolution when the outcome is uncertain. This course is based on the book Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution, 1st Ed. Frey, 2003.