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244.8 sec. 2 - Mediation (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Mary McLain (view instructor's profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 107
Course Start: August 30, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49661
This course will offer students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that they will need in order to effectively participate in a mediation process. Mediation theory, applicable law, and related ethical considerations and public policy concerns will be among the many subjects covered during this course. The instructor often employs experiential learning techniques and opportunities will abound for practical skills development in a safe and supportive learning environment. The course is intended for students interested in mediation as a career as well as for the far greater number of students who will provide legal representation for clients involved in mediation processes or who may themselves be party participants in mediated conflicts. All students will be able to gain that clear and deep understanding of the mediation process that is so necessary for anyone who hopes to effectively participate in mediated conflict resolution efforts. Many students who have taken Mediation in the past have reported that the improvement in their communication and other interpersonal skills gained during this course has been put to good use in a large variety of professional and personal situations.
LLM students are very welcome to take this course. All students with an interest in the subject matter, with or without prior mediation or negotiation experience or education, are encouraged to enroll.
All interested students, whether enrolled or on the wait list, should attend the first session at which time enrollment will be confirmed. If you have questions or concerns, contact Mary McLain by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY: A former civil litigator with nearly thirty years of experience handling complex legal disputes, Mary McLain is now a full-time neutral and conflict resolution specialist with McLain Mediation offices in Mill Valley, California. She has represented parties or conducted mediation, binding arbitration or facilitation processes in many hundreds of matters involving a wide variety of issues related to business and commercial dealings, employment relationships, environmental contamination, trade secret violations, real estate disputes, partnership dissolutions, insurance coverage disagreements, personal injury claims, intellectual property infringement, and other subject matter areas. She is a federal court mediator and superior court pro tem judge.
Ms. McLain received an LLM in ADR with a Mediation Emphasis at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. She obtained a JD in May 1984 from UND Law School and became a member of the California bar in November of the same year. In addition to her private conflict resolution practice, Ms. McLain teaches mediation, negotiation and the Mediation Clinic at several San Francisco Bay Area schools including UC Berkeley Law School and UC Hastings School of Law. She is a judge and mediator for the International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition in Paris, France.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- Difficult Conversations
Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, Roger Fisher (Foreword)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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Dwight Golann, Jay Folberg
Publisher: New York : Aspen Publishers, c2006.
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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