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Course Name Non-Adversarial Resolution to Family Disputes
Course Code LAW 6127
Course Credits 6.0
Pre/Anti-requisites
Course Description

There is a growing awareness of the very high financial and human costs of resolving family disputes by means of litigation, and a growing interest in various means of non-adversarial resolution of these disputes. This course allows students to gain a greater understanding of the various alternatives to litigation, and practice the skills that are necessary to effectively use these methods of dispute resolution. The course begins with a review of the limitations of the adversarial process for resolving family law disputes, and a consideration of the theoretical and legal framework for non-adversarial dispute resolution. It examines traditional methods of non-adversarial dispute resolution such as negotiation, and then explores more recently developed methods, including mediation, collaborative family law and participation in judicial dispute resolution, such as settlement conferences. The course will consider and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each of these methods of dispute resolution, including critical and feminist perspectives.

Upcoming Offerings

Fall 2018

Specialization Dispute Resolution
Status Elective
CPD Hours Eligible LSO CPD: 8h Substantive; 3h Professionalism Professional LLM courses may be eligible for CPD/MCLE credits in other Canadian jurisdictions hours. To inquire about hours and credit eligibility, please email cpd@osgoode.yorku.ca
NCA Status N/A

All courses and schedules are subject to change.