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B771 Mediation

Description This course explores mediation as a method of dispute resolution and lays a foundation for the development of advocacy skills in the mediation environment. Class sessions will explore the text materials and theories discussed therein about mediation, as well as negotiation strategies in the mediation context. In addition the class will participate in mediation role playing exercises. This course will cover relevant authority and rules governing mediation and will include discussions on legal ethics in the mediation setting. As stated, role playing in various areas of practice (i.e. divorce, personal injury, business dispute) will be used to reinforce mediation skills that have been discussed in class. These role playing sessions will be assigned to groups, will be conducted on days that the class would otherwise meet for a general class session, and may be held off site in a local law office setting. Written work will consist of four assignments: a Confidential Mediation Statement; a brief short answer paper about a reading; a research paper about mediation, confidentiality and enforcement of agreements; and preparation of a detailed mediation agreement. These written assignments will count for 60% of the course grade, with the remaining 40% of the course grade based on participation in class discussions and role playing exercises. There will be no end of the semester course examination. This course will be limited to 20 participants. Satisfactory completion of this course will enable the new lawyer to understand the role of mediation in the justice system and prepare the lawyer to represent a client in a mediation session. Note: 3Ls have priority for this class.

Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement.

Faculty S. Macey, O'Connor, C. Stafford

Fall 2017-2018MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2016-2017MediationO'Connor, J.
Fall 2016-2017MediationO'Connor, J.
Fall 2016-2017MediationStafford, C.
Spring 2015 - 2016MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2015 - 2016MediationStafford, C.
Fall 2015 - 2016MediationO'Connor, J.
Fall 2015 - 2016MediationStafford, C.
Spring 2014 - 2015MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2014 - 2015MediationStafford, C.
Fall 2014 - 2015MediationO'Connor, J.
Fall 2014 - 2015MediationStafford, C.
Spring 2013 - 2014MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2013 - 2014MediationStafford, C.
Fall 2013 - 2014MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2012 - 2013MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2012 - 2013MediationStafford, C.
Fall 2012 - 2013MediationBlomgren Bingham, L.
Fall 2012 - 2013MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2011 - 2012MediationO'Connor, J.
Fall 2011 - 2012MediationO'Connor, J.
Spring 2010 - 2011MediationO'Connor, J.
Fall 2010 - 2011MediationO'Connor, J.
Summer I 2009-2010MediationApplegate, A.
Spring 2009 - 2010Mediation (syllabus)O'Connor, J.
Fall 2009 - 2010Mediation (syllabus)O'Connor, J.