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Practical Mediation Skills Clinic (Spring 2019)

Course Description

Instructor: Richard Peterson and John Mitchell

For LLM in ADR and MDR students only

In the Practical Mediation Skills Clinic, LLM in ADR and Master of Dispute Resolution students learn the dispute resolution skills required to become mediators and use those skills to mediate actual cases in the California court system or in another mediation context or setting. As an introduction to mediation and dispute resolution, the course will cover the process by which a lawsuit proceeds through court and ultimately to mediation or arbitration. Students will observe live or video-recorded mediations conducted by professional mediators and practice their skills in simulated mediations. Students will independently mediate small claims or similar cases for the court system or in other settings. In class sessions, the students and the instructor debrief the court mediations, discussing effective techniques and strategies to use in future mediations. 

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: CR/D/F Only
  • Schedule: W 6:00 pm - 8:50 pm
  • Room Number: Room 103
  • Exam: None
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
  • Participation: Required and Graded
  • Pre-requisites: Completion of fall 2018 semester coursework for LLM in ADR and MDR degrees
  • Enrollment Limitation: Non
  • Class Recordings: Never
  • Access To Recordings: Not Available