Mediation and Arbitration Clinic and Seminar | L4430/L4803

Clinic: This is a course offering clinical experience in both mediation and arbitration. The student learns mediation skills, performs mediation simulations, and mediates actual cases. Students are oriented to the role of arbitrator, perform arbitration simulations, and attend actual arbitrations. By gaining experience in both roles, students learn which process to choose for resolving a particular dispute. In addition, students learn lawyering skills such as communication, negotiation, problemsolving, and drafting agreements. Application must be sent to the Student Law Office for admission to this course. Students will earn 3 out of class credits for this course and 2 in class credits through the corequisite course L4803, Mediation and Arbitration Clinic Seminar.

Seminar: The Mediation and Arbitration Clinic Seminar must be taken in conjunction with the Mediation and Arbitration Clinic. The seminar meets once a week for 90 minutes. Students read articles on mediation issues and receive intensive training in the classroom that is reinforced with classroom simulations. Students are also required to critique each other in the simulations. The seminar focuses upon identifying and resolving issues that arise during actual mediations. Students will earn 2 in class credits for this course and 3 out of class credits through the corequisite course L4430, Mediation and Arbitration Clinic.

Prerequisites: Permission of faculty supervisor.
Credit Hours: 2 in-class and 3 out-of-class credit hours
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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