Penn State
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Mediation of Environmental and Public Conflicts

Course Abbreviation: 
EXPR 972
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: N

Conflicts between parties with different views of “the public good” are often difficult to resolve, especially in the environmental and natural resource arena. The judicial dispute resolution process is often not well-adapted to addressing conflicts among jurisdictions and meeting the interests of the public and private parties affected by the conflict. Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques can be very useful tools in these cases. This experiential course uses case studies and simulations to explore techniques and strategies other than traditional litigation that lawyers can use to represent clients and resolve disputes in these settings. This course satisfies the experiential learning requirement.

Lara B. Fowler,