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USC Gould School of Law

Employment Dispute Mediation     LAW-826

This course provides a series of simulated mediation experiences combined with a general survey of substantive employment law and the procedural rules governing mediation. The course will begin with an introduction to the statutes, regulations and cases governing common employment disputes with a particular emphasis on anti-discrimination law, whistleblower protection, and employer accommodation of disabilities and religious practices. Preliminary readings will also include rules and procedures governing mediation of employment disputes, including mediation confidentiality. Students will participate in collaborative exercises which simulate aspects of the mediation of employment matters, specifically, counseling clients about mediation, drafting mediation briefs, communications during mediation sessions, negotiation tactics, and drafting agreements.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options CR/D/F Only
Exam Type None
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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