Legal Analysis or Conflict Resolution

Your final research paper assignment is to write 7-9 double-spaced pages on any topic in the field of legalanalysis or conflict resolution. Your research paper could discuss a topic that we’ve covered this semesterthat you’d like to delve into more deeply (e.g., the effect of gender on negotiation performance) or a topicthat we haven’t discussed this semester (e.g., recent U.S. Supreme Court cases related to arbitration). Thepurpose of this assignment is for you to find a topic that you’re genuinely interested in learning more about,and then locating source materials – books, articles, newspaper pieces, etc. – so that you can truly gain acomprehensive understanding of the topic.Papers must be Times, size 12, normal (1’’) margins. Absolutely no late papers will be accepted orgraded. If you do not submit your final paper by this deadline, you will automatically receive aZERO for this assignment. Do not submit papers with typos, emoticons, or incorrect grammar. Write apaper that’s interesting and engaging – that teaches the reader something about dispute resolution.You will be evaluated based on the depth of your research; the quality of your writing and presentation; andyour mastery of the topic. Include a bibliography showing what you have read and cited. Quote directlyfrom sources, where appropriate. See if you can identify the most important thinkers/scholars/writers inyour particular area. Generally speaking, almost any area has four or five academic “leaders” who havewritten extensively on the subject.What is a “good topic”? You’ll know it when you see it. An interesting research topic might be, forexample, “The Use of Arbitration in Baseball.” A “bad topic” is often a subject that is either too broad(e.g., “Negotiation”) or too narrow (e.g., “The Negotiation of the Lease Between Party A and Party B inNovember 1999”). You want to ensure that there will be enough scholarly material to draw upon.