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Fall 2019

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
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   F  9:00 AM-10:50 AM F408

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
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):
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:
  • Textbook Name: Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Fisher, Roger; Ury, William L.; Patton, Bruce
    Publisher: Penguin Books
    Edition: 3
    ISBN: 9780143118756
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: First assignment: Read Getting to Yes Please submit a short bio statement via TWEN, including information about you! Be sure to include your experience with problem-solving, your dream job, and any other relevant educational or professional background that you would like to share.   



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2599
Office: B447