Mediation: Theory and Practice

Class Information Spring 2020

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 10211
  • Meets: See Notes
  • Time: See Notes - See Notes
  • Location: 101
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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. 

Class Notes:

Professional Skills Course

Experiential Course

This class will meet on the following 6 dates and times: Saturday January 11 and Sunday January 12 from 9 am – 5:30 pm; Friday January 24, Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26 from 9 am – 5:30 pm; and Friday February 7 from 9 am – 12:00 pm.

Class will meet in room 101, except on February 7th when it will meet in room 326.


Attendance at all classes is required.