Minor in Justice

1. Complete the following:

    JUST 110: Introduction to Justice (3 credits)

    JUST electives for a total of 12 credits

2. Minimum credits required: 15

Minor in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Outline of requirements will appear in this space soon!

Courses in Alternative Dispute Resolution

JUST 201 Dispute Resolution and Restorative Practices

This course surveys the basic practical and theoretical foundations of conflict, conflict resolution, and restorative practices. It introduces students to the basic theories and practices of conflict resolution and peace-making, providing students with grounding in theories, applications, and dynamics of conflict and key conflict resolution processes. Use the link below to see the video description.

JUST 315 Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation

A study of the various treatment and rehabilitation/restorative methods used in correctional settings. Topics include the roles of correctional personnel, the assessment and treatment of juveniles and adults, casework in correctional settings, crisis intervention, and the assessment and treatment of special population in correctional settings.

JUST 401 Dispute Systems Design

This course examines the practical and theoretical approaches to diagnosing and solving community and organizational conflict. Students will learn how to conduct conflict assessment and intervention. In addition, students will be encouraged to apply a variety of organizational analysis techniques as they assist organizations and communities to design and develop functional dispute-resolution systems. See link below for a video description of this class.

JUST 402 Clinic in Mediation, Conferencing, and Circle Practices

This clinic goes beyond the basic theory of mediation, conferencing, and circle practices, engaging students in the major debates and professional concerns, through role-play and active intervention as Mediator, Conference Facilitator, and Circle Keeper, respectively. This course emphasizes training and professional practice in a series of theory-to-practice applications. Students work through a series of cases in which they are encouraged to solve ethical dilemmas and professional problems. In this course, students are also encouraged to create their own models of practice drawing from a wide range of processes, skills, and approaches. Students gain fluency and proficiency in the basic practices and gain a Certificate of Proficiency at the end of this clinic. See link below for a video description of this class.

JUST 403 Law and Science of Arbitration

This course covers the law, social science, policies, practices relating to advocacy and arbitration, as they are utilized in both the private and public sector. Students will develop both advocacy and arbitration skills. Students will gain proficiency in the arbitration process. In particular, students will learn the history of arbitration, its applications, arbitral psychology, relevant rules of evidence and procedure, the administering institutions and their protocols, arbitral remedies and awards, the grounds for judicial review, and its hybrid-use with other processes including mediation, fact finding, and early neutral evaluation. Students will take on the role of the arbitrator as well as advocate appearing before the arbitrator. See link below for a video description of this class.

JUST 405 Cross Cultural Conflict Analysis & Intervention

Culture and its impact on the interactions of individuals and groups is the core concern of this course. Exploring the norms, roles, values, beliefs and traditions of various ethnic, religious, and social groups is crucial to understanding why there is conflict among groups. This class emphasizes cultural awareness and cultural attunement as a means of more fully understanding the conflict dynamics among different groups and examines a variety of  'rational' systems, beliefs and value structures that directly clash with those of neighboring groups and communities. The course includes discussions of several cultural conflicts, including those arising in rural Alaska. See link below for a video description of this class.


Various topics of current interest to the justice major and dispute resolution field. Topics may include,  among others, the following specialties in dispute resolution. 

  • international
  • environmental
  • human rights
  • ODR
  • victim-offender
  • labor
  • sports
  • instruction
  • personal injury
  • family
  • hostage negotiation

Topics will be announced prior to each offering.

We draw on the expertise of UAF resident faculty and that of esteemed visiting scholars in residence.

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