Course Details

Mediation and Advocacy

This course will focus on the mediation process from two perspectives: (1) that of the mediator and (2) that of the advocate considering whether mediation is appropriate for a particular dispute, and, if so, representing the client in mediation. The course is designed to provide students with both a theoretical background and hands-on experience in mediation and mediation advocacy. The skills taught in this course are invaluable if you want to mediate or simply be a better negotiator - research shows that the best negotiators have received mediation training. Even if a student does not plan to be a mediator, this course provides unparalleled experience thinking on your feet with personalized and intensive feedback from dispute resolution professionals. All students will also have an opportunity to observe a mediation in the Cook County courts. A portion of the course will consist of mediation skills training conducted by the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR, www.ccrchicago.org). Those students who successfully complete the skills training portion of the course and meet all of CCR's certification requirements for their model of mediation, will have the opportunity to become certified as CCR mediators. PRE-REQUISITES/RESTRICTIONS: LITARB 670 or 670K Negotiation, or LITARB 674 Cultural Negotiation are a co-requisite for this course. Attendance in class is mandatory. The last date for dropping the course will be 5:00pm of the first class. No drops will be allowed after that.

Catalog Number: LITARB 675
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Experiential Learning,  Lit/Arb Concentration Elective,  Students may not withdrawal from class


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Mediation and Advocacy
Faculty: Carrel, Alyson (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 30

Fall 2017
Title: Mediation and Advocacy
Faculty: Carrel, Alyson (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 21

Fall 2016
Title: Mediation and Advocacy
Faculty: Carrel, Alyson (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 19

Fall 2015
Title: Mediation and Advocacy
Faculty: Carrel, Alyson (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 30