LAWS 529 - Advanced Topics in Mediation
 
(1 cr.) This seminar will require the students to draw on their prior Mediation Course or training (required pre-requisite) and their externship experiences in the field (pre- or co-requisite) and will focus on the integration of their practice with new and advanced concepts. The emphasis of the course is to: . Compare and contrast the differences between the theory of mediation and the practice of mediation; . Study in greater depth the ethical issues encountered in mediation; . Offer opportunities to continue to develop core Mediation skills, including, for example, in more complex, multi-party settings; . Examine the policies and contexts where mediation is in full use, and where there is resistance to its use; and . Explore opportunities for the expansion of the use of mediation and dialogue tools in a greater range of problem-solving contexts, such as consensus building, public dialogue. 1 credit; seven 2-hour classes - Paper; no final exam. Paper will be a 10-12 page compilation of report on experiences with application and integration of theory on methods, roles and ethical issues. Prerequisite: LAWS 523.
 
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