Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 11:50 am - 1:05 pm JON 5.206/7

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


Log In to View Course Evaluations

Important Class Changes

Date Updated
04/11/2017 Room(s) changed