ABA Representation in Mediation Competition |
The Representations in Mediation course is for new and returning students who are selected to represent the school on the national mediation team. The course meets for two hours twice per week for eight weeks (depending on the date of the regional competition). If our team advances to nationals, there will be an additional three weeks of team meetings to prepare for the national competition. Students read Getting to Yes and prepare planning memos and mediate role plays from previous competition years each week. When the actual regional problems are distri buted, the students conduct case analysis, legal and factual research, prepare representation memos and exhibits and role play mediations based on the problems. Students play the role of mediators, attorneys and parties. At the end of Class, the students will be able to utilize the mediation process to skillfully represent a client in mediation. The following skills will be developed: case analysis, client counseling, negotiation, mediation advocacy, document drafting (exhibits, representation plans and settlement agreements), team work and self-reflection. Grading is based on classroom participation, written homework, and simulated mediation presentations.
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)