Cornell University

Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution

456 ILR Research Building, 607-255-9298

Evidence in Arbitration DR160

Not currently offered

This program currently has no scheduled dates.

This workshop is designed for arbitrators, advocates and other workplace professionals who want to improve their skills and knowledge in dealing with evidence questions and problems commonly arising in workplace arbitrations. In "demystifying" the rules and application of evidence, students will learn how to evaluate reliable from unreliable evidence, deal with the foundational issues of relevance, hearsay, burdens and quantum of proof, and how to properly introduce (and admit) documents into evidence. Whether you are an arbitrator, an advocate, or one assigned to gather evidence in preparation of an arbitration, this course will help you be prepared for your next case.

The program faculty is led by noted arbitrator, law professor and author, Jay Grenig of Marquette University School of Law. To maximize students' learning experience, the workshop will feature a mix of lectures and individual and group exercises.

Program Highlights Include:

  • The Rules of Evidence and their applicability to arbitration
  • Direct, Circumstantial and Hearsay evidence
  • Documentary and Demonstrative evidence
  • The proper way of entering documents into evidence
  • Expert witnesses: their use/misuse in hearings
  • Computer evidence- emails, web sites, computer animations and recreations
  • Surveillance and searches
  • Informers
  • Medical evidence
  • Alcohol and drug tests
  • Laboratory tests
  • Missing witnesses
  • Advocates as witnesses
  • Credibility determinations
  • Weighing the evidence

Instructors

Jay Grenig, Marquette University School of Law