ERIC Number: ED415764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Dispute Processing into First-Year Law School Courses: A Videotape Series and Evaluation. Final Report.
Riskin, Leonard L.
This report describes a program to produce four videotapes to be used to enhance previously produced materials that integrated teaching about alternative dispute processes into standard first-year law school courses at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UM-C). Another objective of this project was a comparative evaluation of the previously produced materials. The videotape project involved four tapes, each with accompanying instructor's manual and simulation materials, which illustrate dispute resolution processes (interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and mixed processes) using fact problems relevant to introductory courses on contracts, property, torts, criminal law, and civil procedure. About 400 tapes have been sold to more than 100 law schools. The comparative evaluation of the earlier curriculum project concluded that the project had met its goals, as measured by a series of survey responses from students at UM-C compared with those of law students at Indiana University (Bloomington), where no dispute resolution instruction is offered the first year, and with law students at Willamette University (Oregon), where a single course on dispute resolution is offered in the first year. Appended are the evaluation report by Ronald M. Pipkin entitled, "Project on Integrating Dispute Resolution into Standard First-Year Courses: An Evaluation, February 1993," and letters and reviews that evaluate the videotapes. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. School of Law.