Samuel Jackson and
J.D. Seminar 322
| 3 credit hours
In this skills-building course, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of the practice and principles of mediation. Emphasis is on learning the skills used by mediators, and also on becoming an effective advocate of a party in mediation. Mediation skills have become essential for attorneys working in all areas of practice, as clients demand cost-effective ways to resolve problems without litigation, and many courts require litigants to attempt resolution prior to trial. Class sessions will be devoted to a combination of lectures, mediation simulations, discussions, and videotaped mediation topics. Grades will be based upon: (1) the quality of class participation; (2) planning documents and short written assignments; and (3) a final written assignment.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Negotiations Seminar also offered in the Summer 2016 semester. Students MAY receive credit for this seminar and Negotiations Seminar (with the exception of the Negotiations Seminar offered in the Summer 2016 session).
This course will be enrolled via waitlist.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class and must attend each class session in its entirety. Full attendance and participation is REQUIRED at all six sessions. The class meets two weekends, Friday through Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with assignments between class sessions. In Summer 2016, this seminar will meet on June 10, 11, 12 and June 17, 18, and 19. Students should not make other commitments during the listed weekends as preparation will be necessary between class sessions. Given that this condensed class format contains the content of a full semester class, students should plan time to complete most of the class readings prior to the first class session on June 10, 2016. Class size is limited to 24 students.
Note: No electronics are permitted in the classroom. Please inform any colleagues that they may reach you only during lunch and breaks.
A student will be permitted to drop a course that meets for the first time after the add/drop period, without a transcript notation, if a student submits a written request to the Office of the Registrar prior to the start of the second class meeting. Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.
Students in this course will be charged a course materials fee to cover commercial materials that the Law Center purchases at the faculty’s request on behalf of enrolled students. This additional fee will be placed directly on a student’s account on June 22, 2016. Students who drop the course will not be charged, but students who are approved to withdraw from the course after add/drop will not be refunded.
||Room / Days / From-To
(CRN #: 11140)
||Sellers, Sandra A. /
Jackson, Samuel S.