950 Lawyering Skills: Mediation Skills & Practice - §005, Spring 2011

Categories: Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Law Practice Skills

Instructor(s) Erez-Navot, Donna

Lawyering Skills
Program: Mediation Skills and Practice:  

This course provides an
opportunity to develop both conceptual knowledge and behavioral competency in
mediation.  Mediation is a process
incorporating both aspirational goals (reduction of conflict, increased
communication, and collaborative problem-solving) and concrete goals
(efficiency and reaching agreement). This course has two building-blocks: a practice component and a weekly
academic component.
There are three mandatory course components to complete
the practice component: 1) Facilitative mediation training on

Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 
9 AM to 5 PM at the UW

.  2) One mediation observation at the Waukesha
County Small Claims Court for which students must be available to travel and
attend one Monday during the semester from 1 PM to 4:30 PM. 
3) Students must set up and attend a
second mediation observation
with the

(at an available time).  By the end of the semester, students
completing the practice course requirements can be certified as mediators
through the

  During the two-hour
weekly classes, students will develop an understanding of the theories and
practice techniques of mediation from planning to drafting final agreements
through lecture, class discussion, demonstrations, and practice simulations.
Final grades are based
on: 1) class attendance and active participation; 2) reports of two mediation
observations; and 3) a final research paper and class presentation on a
selected mediation or alternative dispute resolution topic.


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