Alternative Dispute Resolution
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Professor Linda Mulcahy, NAB 7.15
For LLM degree and MSc Law, Anthropology and Society. No previous knowledge of alternative dispute resolution is required.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
The principal focus of the course is upon methods of resolving disputes other than by adjudication. The course brings together theory and observation of practice. It is divided into two parts: following an examination of the history of the "informal justice" movement and contemporary debates surrounding it, the focus of the first part of the course is on the general features of negotiation and mediation and on the contemporary transformation of court processes. In the second half the course examines alternatives to adjudication in particular subject areas (including commercial, family and international dispute resolution), as well as giving students some opportunity for regional specialization. The course is designed to complement the option on Commercial Arbitration.
Teaching will be by 22 two-hour (LL402) seminars, held weekly at LSE.
Students are asked to prepare one class presentation and to submit one detailed essay plan.
R Baldwin, M Cave and M. Lodge Understanding Regulation 2nd ed. (OUP, 2011); R. Baldwin, M. Cave and M. Lodge (ed.) Oxford Handbook on Regulation (OUP, 2010) R Baldwin, C Hood & C Scott, Socio-Legal Reader on Regulation (OUP, 1998); Responsive Regulation: Transcending the Deregulation Debate by Ian Ayres and John Braithwaite (OUP, 1992). B. Morgan and K. Yeung (2007) An Introduction to Law and Regulation ( Cambridge University Press, 2007); J. Jordana and D. Levi-Faur (2004/eds) The Politics of Regulation ( Edward Elgar, 2004) A Ogus, Regulation (OUP, 1994); R Baldwin, Rules and Government (OUP, 1995); I Ayres & J Braithwaite, Responsive Regulation (OUP, 1992).
One two-hour formal examination (50%) and one 8,000 word extended essay (50%). The extended essay will meet the LLM Writing Requirement.