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Spring 2019
LAW742  AS  MEDIATION

Course Description
This course gives students the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of mediation theory and practice. Students will become acquainted with the law and literature of mediation and dispute resolution and achieve a working knowledge of theories and techniques of negotiation. A variety of simulation exercises and role plays will be employed, along with readings, to encourage a critical assessment of mediation concepts, conflict resolution style and practices. Students will have the opportunity to develop their personal styles in assessing and managing conflict. Critical issues such as the ethical responsibility of the mediator, the role of law and lawyers in the process, dealing with power imbalances, confidentiality and enforcement will be examined.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-15-2019 - 04-23-2019   T  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F402

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Class attendance is mandatory and participation, including class preparation and feedback submissions, will be a part of student's grade. Final will include an in-class exam, and/or mediation critique.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Litigation - Specialized
Bar Subject(s):
NEW YORK SKILLS
Concentration(s):
Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Concentration)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Bargaining for Advantage
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: G. Richard Shell
    Publisher: Penguin
    Edition: Second
    ISBN: 9780143036975
      
  • Textbook Name: Getting to Yes
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Fisher/Ury/Patton
    Publisher: Penguin
    Edition: Third
    ISBN: 978014311875
      

Additional Materials:
Additional articles/materials will be provided on TWEN  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Welcome to Mediation: For the first class, read Getting to Yes. Submit a one-two page bio on TWEN indicating your interest/experience in mediation and dispute resolution. Please be sure to include the following: 1) Brief bio, including any relevant personal/professional history. 2) Goals for the course. 3) Career aspirations.   

 
Professor(s)

LENNON, MARNI


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: mlennon@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-2599
Office: B447