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West Los Angeles Courses

Block 2: Weekend Format June 1 - 3 and 7 - 10, 2017

  • Thursday and Friday (June 1,2, 8 and 9) from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

  • Saturday (June 3) from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

  • Wednesday (June 7) from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Saturday (June 10) from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Program Course

Mediation Theory and Practice


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.