CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

This course provides an introduction to the basic foundations, guiding principles and key elements of alternative dispute settlement methods and arbitration from fundamental theoretical to legal and practical aspects. The course will include a brief overview of arbitration’s significant features, its role in the broader context of dispute resolution by comparing and contracting it to the other forms of dispute resolution – litigation, mediation and negotiation.

The course will introduce students to mediation.

The course consists of lectures and seminars. Lectures in a particular topic will be followed by seminars which aim at developing the students’ problem solving skills.