Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3059: Alternative Dispute Resolution

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Sue Prince (Convenor)


Introduction to Law/Legal Foundations LAW1020/1022



Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to alternative methods to the adversarial legal system of resolving disputes, especially mediation within the civil justice system and in other wider contexts. You will be introduced to the concepts and theories underpinning alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes and to practical issues in using and applying mediation and other methods of ADR both within and outside the courts. The module aims to develop your ability to place the arguments for using alternatives to adversarial processes within the broader context of civil law and their more general application in society both within the UK as well as in other jurisdictions.

Module created

March 2012

Last revised