BVD003K Alternative Disputes Resolutions

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
12/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
prof. JUDr. Naděžda Rozehnalová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Iveta Rohová (lecturer)
Mgr. Mária Pastorková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Iveta Rohová
Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Jana Dopitová
Supplier department: Department of International and European Law - Faculty of Law
Thu 1. 10. 8:00–9:40 209, 10:00–11:40 209, 12:00–13:40 209, 14:00–15:40 209, Fri 6. 11. 8:00–9:40 209, 10:00–11:40 209
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The basic knowledge of theory of law, civil law and civil procedure law is recommended.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 8/40, only registered: 1/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to (better) understand methods and means of dispute resolution in private law, outside the system of national courts. Students will learn how to identify appropriate techniques and procedures for resolving conflicts and disputes in particular cases. Emphasis will be placed on providing students with basis theoretical background building upon their knowledge gained in compulsory courses, particularly in law of civil procedure, as well as on learning how to apply theoretical knowledge to model cases from practice. The course is predominantly focused on business and consumer disputes; in terms of methods and techniques of dispute resolution, lectures will be devoted to arbitration proceedings and the use thereof in domestic (mainly commercial) disputes, and ADR methods, with emphasis put on mediation and conciliation, eventually also mixed forms.
Learning outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - examine the model case situations and the nature of the dispute at hand (from the view point of possible settlement thereof)
- identify and interpret the given documents, contract provisions, etc.
- analyse the possibilities in terms of settlement of the given dispute within the limits established by the Czech legal order
- determine the techniques and procedures best suited in terms of the circumstances of the given case, and to explain why such procedure or the chosen technique suits the best
- define the requirements (preconditions) for implementation of the suggested procedure/ technique
- propose and draw necessary documents, or contract modifications in order to implements the suggested dispute settlement technique(s).
  • 1. Introduction to civil law dispute settlement mechanisms. Basic terminology and overview of forms and techniques of dispute settlement in civil law (court proceedings, arbitration, ADR).
  • 2. Basic characteristics and explanation of the nature of arbitration and arbitral proceedings (from the viewpoint of Czech legislation). Analysis of a mock case.
  • 3. Arbitration agreement - examples, drafting and wording, pathological clauses.
  • 4. Characteristics and nature of ADR and different types and methods of ADR techniques. Practical examples. Introduction to mediation and conciliation.
  • 5. Mediation, conciliation - characteristics, features, and benefits. Analysis of the Czech Mediation Act.
  • 6. Mediation - practical issues and examples.
    required literature
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    recommended literature
  • HOLÁ, Lenka, Naděžda ROZEHNALOVÁ and Martina URBANOVÁ. Mediace a možnosti využití v praxi. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2013. 512 s. ISBN 9788024741093. info
  • ROZEHNALOVÁ, Naděžda. Rozhodčí řízení v mezinárodním a vnitrostátním obchodním styku (Arbitration in international and internal trade). 3 aktualizované. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2013. 400 pp. e-pub. ISBN 978-80-7478-005-9. info
  • HOLÁ, Lenka. Mediace : způsob řešení mezilidských konfliktů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2003. 190 s. ISBN 8024704676. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical background - Lectures. Model practical cases. Class discussion. Homework. Individual projects - analysis of a model case. Presentations of the prepared case analysis during the colloquium.
Assessment methods
Class work and group discussions during the lectures. Homework. For the purposes of colloquium, students will prepare a case analysis (in writing) of a given model case; every student will present his or her own case study orally during the colloquium, followed by group discussion. Students have to attend 50% of the classes at minimum! Case study in writing. Student will present this study at the coloquium.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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