LAWS 8426 Mediation (Fall/Spring: 3 )
An introduction to the theory and practice of mediation necessary to understand the mediation process from the perspective of a mediator or as an advocate representing clients in the mediation process. Mediation is an assisted negotiation with the mediator acting as a third party neutral facilitator. Beginning with a review/overview of interest based negotiation, mediation theory, and the role of mediation in the legal system, then course progresses to include a skills training component of simulate cases with students participating as mediators and parties. The mediation process is examined and various skills and techniques of the mediator are taught. Understanding ethical practice and legislating related to mediation is an integral part of the course.
Last Updated: 24-Jun-16