Advanced Mediation offers students the opportunity to apply and improve the skills they have learned in the Introduction to Mediation course, and to consider legal and practice issues that can arise in mediation. Students will earn valuable experience by mediating disputes in small claims court. Class sessions will cover enhanced skills training, legal issues, practice issues, and theoretical inquiry. Some areas to be covered include: managing disputant emotion, confidentiality, identifying interests, enforceability of mediation agreements, mediating personal injury claims, and strategically using mediation to meet your client's interests. Students will be expected to explore and give an oral presentation on a research topic. This course is graded non-anonymously Honors, Credit, Low Pass, No Credit.
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