Papers must be Times, size 12, normal (1″) margins. Write a paper 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; and your mastery of the topic. Include a bibliography showing what you have read and cited.
Quote direct from sources, where appropriate. See if you can identify the most important thinkers/scholars/writers in your particular area. Generally speaking, almost any area has four or five academic “leaders” who have written extensively on the subject.
An interesting research topic might be, for example, “The Use of Arbitration in Baseball.” A bad topic is, often a subject that is either too broad (Negotiation) or too narrow (The Negotiation of the Lease Between Party A and Party B in November 1999″). You want to ensure that there will be enough scholarly material to draw upon.