Students will continue the journey they began in the ADR-I and ADR-II courses. They will hone their skills as third party intermediaries, working initially in straightforward two-party disputes, and gradually moving on to facilitate more complex multi party disputes. Students will spend time in the Paro District Court, as well as in surrounding communities, working directly with a diverse group of stakeholders to help resolve knotty community disputes.
The seminar accompanying the clinic will focus on dispute systems design, which invites students to consider how best to put together basic elements of dispute resolution to produce a coherent and well-functioning whole. It will focus first on community dispute resolution, next on using dispute resolution to help promote sustainable development in Bhutan, and finally how to engineer consensus building processes.