In American society, conflict resolution need not mean a punch in the nose-instead, we have process. This course is an experiential examination of two primary conflict resolution processes, litigation and mediation; and is intended for students willing to try things out. First, we will explore what society might want from a conflict resolution process and examine some of the sources of our wisdom on process. Then we will embark on an experiential study of litigation and mediation. Throughout the course, students will have many opportunities, through readings, written assignments, class exercises, and mediation and litigation/trial role plays, to learn about these processes from the inside out and practice skills employed by various process participants (lawyers, judges, mediators, disputants, etc.). Ultimately students will develop a richer understanding of these processes which will help inform their decisions and actions when confronted with conflict.