Mediation Practicum |
This course combines a weekly seminar and field experience in providing direct mediation and facilitation services within the courts and the larger community.
Field Work - Students are expected to spend 6 hours per week in the field observing and participating in a variety of mediation and other dispute resolution processes. By gaining experience in and knowledge of mediation and other processes students will develop dispute resolution and advocacy skills including: a) the ability to choose and design the best process for resolving a particular dispute; b) clarity about choosing and working with neutrals; c) client counseling skills; d) negotiation and problem-solving skills; and e) drafting dispute resolution and settlement agreements.
Seminar - The seminar meets once a week for 1 hour and 40 minutes and will focus on identifying and resolving issues that arise during actual mediations and other dispute resolutions processes. Students will debrief their field work experiences and will receive coaching from their professor and feedback from other students. Readings relevant to the students field experiences will be assigned and discussed.
Prerequisites: Contact the professor for admission to this class (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is strongly recommended that this course is taken with Negotiation and Mediation, LXXXX. Other negotiation and mediation training and experience will be considered.
Credit Hours: 4
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)