Mediation & Settlement Advocacy

SLN #: 26181
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 014
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): MEYERSON

Course Description:
Mediation and judicial settlement conferences are now the mainstream form of dispute resolution. Every attorney will participate in some form of settlement process. This highly interactive seminar will offer students practical and theoretical training in the mediation and settlement of civil disputes. The course is taught through a case study in which actors play the role of parties to a dispute. The students will interview the clients, draft a mediation memorandum, meet with the clients to prepare for a mediation, and then actually represent the clients during a mediation. In addition, the students will study mediation and settlement advocacy theory as well as legal issues relevant to mediation and settlement.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Prior Course in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Limited Enrollment Number: 12
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.