LAW 322 v06 : Mediation Seminar

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Fall 2020
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
sas69 Sellers, Sandra
LAW 322 v06: Mediation Seminar
Mediation Seminar
T 9:00a-12:00p
Paper and Special Requirement


Contracts (or Bargain, Exchange, and Liability) and Civil Procedure (or Legal Process and Society).

Negotiations Seminar.


Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Negotiations and Mediation Seminar or the Mediation Advocacy Seminar.

FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. Enrolled students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain enrolled. Waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain eligible to be admitted off the waitlist.

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Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


B.A. Dickinson College; J.D., George Washington University Law School.

Professor Sellers is President of Technology Mediation Services, LLC. She mediates and arbitrates intellectual property and high tech disputes involving, e.g., patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement; software contracts; and other complex business conflicts. Prior to founding Technology Mediation Services, Professor Sellers was Vice President of Intellectual Property Education and Enforcement for the Software Publishers Association (SPA) (now known as the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)), where she was responsible for enforcing SPA's members' intellectual property rights worldwide. She also negotiated domestic and international licenses related to SPA's educational programs and materials, and advised members on software licenses. Before joining the SPA, Professor Sellers was a shareholder in the Washington, DC office of Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation and counseling, particularly in the computer industry. Previously, she was an attorney-advisor to the chief administrative law judge of the US International Trade Commission.

Professor Sellers has served as a Director of the International Trademark Association (2005-07), and Chair (2002-03) and Vice-Chair (1999-2001) of the ADR Committee. She was chair of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and resolution (CPR)'s Advisory Committee for Information Technology Conflict Management. She served on the American Bar Association's Task Force on E-Commerce and ADR. She is author of "Ethics and Online Dispute Resolution," Dispute Resolution Ethics: A Comprehensive Guide, American Bar Association (2002), and various articles on ADR. She has been named one of the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine since 2007.

Professor Sellers is a member of the panels of neutrals of US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US International Trade Commission, International Trademark Association, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center; and other local panels. She is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a civil mediator in civil court and circuit court.

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