Law 1422. Mediation Theory and Practice (2)
This course explores the various theories underlying and practices basic to mediation. The mediation process is organized into a series of stages, and basic mediation skills and techniques appropriate to each stage are identified and cultivated. Simulations and experiential exercises provide students with an opportunity to develop proficiency as mediators and to rigorously analyze appropriate roles and behavior as mediators and advocates taking into account the legal, ethical and public policy issues surrounding the practice of mediation.
Choose one of the following Arbitration Required Courses:
Law 1712. Interviewing, Counseling, and Planning (2)
This course develops the craft of the lawyer in client interviewing and counseling. It examines the theoretical framework and strengths and weaknesses of prevailing models of attorney-client relationships with a focus on planning and decision-making. Authoritative, client-centered, and collaborative approaches are explored and compared. The class also examines principles of moral responsibility underlying this critical aspect of a lawyer's role. Emphasis is on learning competent and ethical interviewing and counseling skills through simulated exercises, case studies and discussions.
Law 1492. Negotiation Theory and Practice (2)
This course examines the theory and practice of negotiation as a process used to put deals together or to resolve disputes and legal claims. Students learn about competitive positional bargaining and collaborative problem solving and acquire insight into the strategic management of the tension between the two approaches. Through simulated exercises, students develop skills and confidence a s negotiators, including an awareness of the psychological encouragements and barriers to consensus. Special challenges of multi-party negotiations are addressed with an emphasis on the attorney-client relationship, including applicable ethical standards, codes, and law. Will also accept transfer credit for LEGL 631 Negotiation and Resolution of Business Disputes (2 units), but students can not take both courses.
Choose three of the following Elective Courses
** Admission to Straus Institute's Certificate program requires the submission of a one-page Certificate Application Form
Advanced Mediation Seminar
Advanced Trial Practice+
Arbitration Practice and Advocacy*
Communication and Conflict
Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution
Current Issues in International Dispute Resolution:
Dispute Resolution in Education
Dispute Resolution and Religion
Divorce and Family Mediation
Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution
International Commercial Arbitration*
International Investment Disputes
Introduction to Legal Processes (non-law students and non-attorneys only)
Psychology of Conflict
Selected Issues in Dispute Resolution:
Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Dispute Resolution Systems Design
Dispute Resolution and Technology
Entertainment Industry Disputes
Faith-Based Diplomacy and International Peacemaking
Healthcare Dispute Resolution
Ideological Foundations for Third Party Processes
Managing Litigation and Conflict for Corporations and Organizations
Trial Preparation and Settlement+
or a Substantive Law Class with Institute Approval (non-law students only)
*If this course was not taken to fulfill the arbitration requirement, it can be taken as an elective.
+This course is only available to law students, law school graduates or LL.M. candidates.