In this skills-building course, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the practice and principles of mediation. Emphasis is on learning the skills used by mediators, but also on becoming an effective advocate of a party in mediation. Class sessions will be devoted to a combination of lectures, mediation simulations, discussions, and videotaped mediation topics. Grades will be based upon: (1) the quality of class participation; (2) short written assignments; and (3) a final paper.
Class meets Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Due to the extensive use of exercises in which students must participate, class attendance is ESSENTIAL. Only one absence per semester will be permitted. A second absence will require completion of a significant make-up assignment. A third absence will result in failing the course. Class size is limited to 18 students.