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Creative Problem Solving - California Western
Creative Problem Solving
Area of Concentration


About

The Creative Problem Solving area of concentration is designed to help you acquire the needed skills that demand broader and deeper understanding of people, their problems, and the consequences of confronting those problems only in narrow, legalistic ways. Lawyers of the future need training on how to think more broadly, flexibly, relationally, and preventively.


Courses

Students must take two of the following Core courses:

  • Problem Solving & Preventive Law
  • Mediation
  • Advanced Negotiation

Students must also take four out of the following Related courses:

  • Advanced Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Planning: Representing Modest Business Enterprises
  • Children and Families: Problem Solving and Advocacy through Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Community Organizing
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (offered as part of the Chile Summer Program)
  • Health Law & Policy
  • Jurisprudence: Selected Topics
  • Law, Medicine & Public Policy
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Practicum Component (part of the Chile Summer Program)
  • Problem Solving & Prevention in Health Care
  • Women & the Law

Contact/Apply

Additional information on this area of concentration may be found in the section about the Center for Creative Problem Solving.