This course provides students with the critical skill sets associated with the lawyer serving as an advocate in the negotiation and mediation processes, both forms of dispute resolution apart from traditional litigation. Students study and practice negotiation and mediation advocacy techniques as well as processes commonly employed by mediators, ethical and practical problems associated with these topics, and the application of theses techniques and processes to disputes in both the public and private sector.
This is a hands-on, skills course with lots of role-playing. Students need to participate actively in class.
|Prerequisite:||3L or 4L with some exposure to litigation