Conflict Theory Seminar (L)



SLN #: 54676
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: J
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Hinshaw

Course Description:
Conflict Theory, unlike conflict resolution courses, focuses on conflict before resolution strategies are considered. Thus, the class concentrates on the sources and nature of conflict – how and why it escalates, de-escalates, or persists, and the conditions under which it can be constructive or destructive.

The class is designed to give students a better understanding of the meaning and dynamics of conflict to broaden a student’s understanding of the law and lawyering beyond the mere application of legal doctrine. In particular, the class can help students (1) achieve greater understanding and empathy for the non-legal pressures on future clients, and (2) gain deeper insights into which processes and remedies might be most effective in addressing a future client’s needs and interests. Additionally, the class can give students a fuller perspective of their place as lawyers in society and how they may serve in that role more constructively.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None