Advanced Mediation

Elective Course
Course Number: LAW 672
Credits: 3

This seminar builds upon the introductory course offerings in negotiations and alternative dispute resolution and explores mediation from the multidisciplinary lens of law, policy, psychology, neuroscience, and microlinguistics.  Grounding our work in actual mediations conducted by the Mediation Clinic, we will deepen our theoretical understanding of mediation, continue skills-building as neutrals and advocates in the process, and focus on such areas as the nature and language of conflict; informed consent and self-determination; norms and concept of "justice"; cross-cultural dispute resolution; multi-party conflicts; and the limits of mediation.