Mediation Theory and Practice (2-3 credits)

This course examines mediation theory and practice. A variety of readings, exercises and role-plays will be employed to encourage rigorous analysis of mediation concepts and critical assessment of the application of these concepts in practice. Topics covered include negotiation theory, stages of the mediation process, ethical issues in mediation, bringing parties to agreement, dealing with power imbalances, and the lawyer's role in the mediation process. Prerequisites: None