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LS1523: ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 13 Oct 2021 13:05


Course Overview

Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution is a very practical course designed to give students a first-hand interaction with a number of the different structured ways to resolve disputes that exist.  The course is taught by way of a weekly lecture which focuses on an explanation of theory and rationale followed by role play tutorials, where students engage in negotiations and mediations in particular.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Millicent Ele

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • One of Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) or Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will be taught in seminars, where active student participation will be expected. Seminars will take place once per week and will last for two hours to accommodate role play of case studies.
Role plays will involve students familiarising themselves with case study scenarios which disclose facts and circumstances as known to one party to the dispute. Students will be expected to use this information to prepare for interviewing, negotiation and/or mediation of disputes. Students will have the opportunity to undertake role-played exercises for practice in class before submitting to an assessed role-play.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26, 28, 33, 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Negotiation Role-Play

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

All classes are interactive and involve role play for experiential learning. Immediate verbal feedback is given to participants, who also carry out informal peer evaluation under staff guidance.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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