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Spring 2014 - Mediation

Schultz, Susan

Course ID: 381S  Unique # 29695  Credit Hours: 3
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 9:05 am - 10:20 am JON 5.206
   Wednesday 9:05 am - 10:20 am JON 5.206
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

Description
This course approaches the study of mediation from three fronts:  theory, law, and skills.  We study the theory of conflict and conflict resolution through mediation; statutory and case law at play in mediated cases; the "law of settlement;" the significance of confidentiality in mediation and legal challenges to confidentiality; ethics and professionalism in mediation; as well as ethical and advocacy issues related to representation of parties who participate in mediation.  To develop mediation and advocacy skills, students participate in a number of role-playing exercises and simulated mediations:  students serve in the role of mediators, attorneys for parties in mediation, and parties themselves. 

Students who successfully complete the course receive a certificate indicating that they have met the qualifications for mediators as set forth in the Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Act.

This course is open to Law students as well as graduate students from other disciplines.  This course meets the requirements of the interdisciplinary Portfolio Program in Dispute Resolution as a course in theory and skills.

There is no final examination for this course.  Students complete writing assignments throughout the semester.


Textbooks
Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral - Golann & Folberg
  Aspen, edition: 2nd
    (required)