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WED 3:55 - 6:35 pm TNH 2.123

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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 books, participate in negotiation and mediation role plays, complete testing instruments and 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 )

Getting To Yes Updtd & Rev *
Fisher, Roger, Patton, Bruce, Ury, William, and Ury, William L.
Random House LLC , edition: 3
ISBN: 978-0-14-311875-6
Getting Past No (rev) 1st Ed 1993 (optional)
Ury, William
Random House LLC , edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 978-0-553-37131-4


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