Mediation: Theory and Practice

Class Information Summer 2018

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 70316
  • Meets: See Notes
  • Time: See Notes -
  • Location: 316
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  • Course Description

Mediation: Theory and Practice

Certificate(s): Public Interest and Social Justice Law (Skills)

Course Description:

This course combines both theory and practice skills. A variety of readings, exercises, videos, and role-plays will be used to encourage in-depth analysis of mediation concepts and the application of these concepts in practice. Topics to be covered include negotiation theory, the mediation process, the role of the mediator, ethical issues in mediation, dealing with power imbalances, and the lawyer’s role in the mediation process. Students will participate in exercises at various stages of the mediation process. Starting Summer 2009, this course will be a graded course.

Class Notes:

Professional Skills Course

Experiential Course. In this hands-on course, students will gain experience in mediation of disputes and with successful completion of course, students will receive a 40-hour mediation training certificate, which meets the training requirements of most, if not all, Bay Area court-connected and community mediation programs (and that of many other States). Attendance; participation in discussions, role plays and exercises demonstrating students have read the assigned materials; quality of feedback given to others in the role play groups; journal entries following each role play that make reference to the readings; journals between weekend sessions. They will also be evaluated on a mediation book review and self-reflection presentation at the final day of the course.

Class will meet on the following dates/times: Thursday, June 21 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday, June 22 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 23 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Thursday June 28 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; Friday, June 29 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 30 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Monday,  July 16  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.