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PLA318 Remedies & Dispute Resolution

Lead Faculty: Dr Bryan Hance

Course Description

Examines the substantive and procedural aspects of remedies and enforcement of judgments. The first part of the course comprises a study of legal and equitable remedies, including damage, restitutionary, coercive, and declaratory remedies, prejudgment (provisional) remedies, and procedures for the enforcement of judgments. The second part of the course discusses various methods of resolving disputes, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine damages in contract, tort, and property law, including compensatory, consequential, and punitive damages.
  • Analyze equitable relief in contract, tort, and property law.
  • Evaluate the principles of restitution and enforcement of judgments.
  • Analyze the different methods of resolving disputes as alternatives to litigation, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
  • Evaluate the benefits and disadvantages of each major alternative dispute resolution process.
  • Compare the different roles played by the neutral and the parties in the various alternative dispute resolution processes.
  • Apply dispute resolution knowledge and skills in solving conflicts.