Mediation

This course focuses on the acquisition of professional skills necessary to perform two separate roles in the mediation process: legal advocate and mediator. During the course, students will learn the social and political bases for the development of alternative dispute resolution procedures; become familiar with different models of negotiation and mediation; study the legislation that regulates the practice of mediation, especially in Texas courts; increase awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses in communication and negotiation and improve those skills; acquire advocacy skills for representing clients in mediation; acquire the essential skills necessary to mediate interpersonal and legal disputes; and develop a framework for making ethical decisions as a legal advocate or mediator in the mediation process. Students will read textbooks, participate in negotiation and mediation role plays, complete exercises designed to enhance communication and negotiation skills, and prepare a reflective journal. The course is designed to fulfill the statutory minimum requirements in Texas for a basic training course in dispute resolution techniques.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday 11:50 am - 1:05 pm JON 5.206/7
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
Features
Satisfies ABA Professional Skills Requirement

Textbooks

  • Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory Interpretive Guide - Mitchell R. Hammer
      Hammer Consulting LLC , edition: current
        (required)
  • The Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory - Ron Kraybill
      Riverhouse ePress , edition: current
        (required)
  • Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral - Dwight Golann & Jay Folberg
      edition: 3rd
      ISBN: 978-1454852056   (required)