About This Class
THIS IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE TO BE OFFERED OVER THE COURSE OF 4 DAYS. The designated days are: Fridays: January 23 and February 6; 2:10-6:30. Saturdays: January 24 and February 7; 8:00-6:30. Representing clients in a mediation setting is an essential skill for the modern lawyer. Mediation Advocacy teaches students how to be effective advocates for their clients in the mediation setting. This course will allow students to examine the theory and practice of how to effectively represent clients in mediation. Students will develop this competency by exploring the various models of mediation. The course will take the student through all aspects of client representation from counseling regarding ADR methods, selecting cases for mediation, selecting a mediator, writing mediation briefs and agreements, pivotal legal issues, and effective advocacy in the mediation session. This course will rely heavily on role-plays to practice many of the skills needed to be effective in mediation. Classroom time will consist of lectures, discussion, role-play and critique.