Mediation is now a central aspect of lawyers' work in many contexts, including litigation, transactional, private and public sector. This course combines a theoretical exploration of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism with practical training on (a) how to present various dispute resolution options to clients and obtain their informed consent; (b) how to represent clients effectively in mediation; and (c) how to serve as a neutral mediator. Students will develop these skills via class exercises and discussion, written assignments, participation in simulated role-plays and feedback sessions with the instructors.
Experiential Courses - Clinics, Simulations, and Externships;
Labor, Employment & Work;
Alternative Dispute Resolution;
Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession;