Mediation Advocacy



2018 Spring

About This Class

​THIS IS AN INTENSIVE COURSE TO BE OFFERED OVER THE COURSE OF 4 DAYS. Working with a mediator to help clients resolve cases is an essential skill for the modern lawyer.  Mediation Advocacy will allow students to examine the theory and practice of how to be effective advocates for their clients in the mediation setting.  Students will develop this competency by exploring the various models of mediation.  The course will take students 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 effectively represent a party in mediation.

Classroom time will consist of lectures, discussion, role-play and critique.

Method of Evaluation:
Performance in simulations, participation in-class and a final negotiation (Does not satisfy AWR)

MELP:  Distributional requirement - Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Course Dates:
Friday afternoon, February 2, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018;
Friday afternoon, February 16, 2018 and Saturday, February 17, 2018.  

Maximum enrollment is 24. 

Class Code



Alternative Dispute Resolution