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244.8 sec. 1 - Mediation (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Carol Marshall-Price  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Th 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 107

Course Start: August 23, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49601

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 Carol Marshall by email (

INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHY: A former civil litigator with thirty-four years of experience handling complex legal disputes, Carol Marshall is now a full-time neutral and conflict resolution specialist. 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. In addition to her private conflict resolution practice, Ms. Marshall teaches mediation, negotiation, interviewing & counseling, conflict theory and other dispute resolution courses at several San Francisco Bay Area schools including UC Berkeley Law School, Santa Clara Law and Mills College Public Policy Graduate Program.

This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Advocacy Skills Courses
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Litigation and Procedure
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

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  • Difficult conversations
    Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
    Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2000, c1999.
    ISBN: 9780786511037
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Getting past no
    William Ury
    Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1993.
    ISBN: 9780553371314
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 1.81
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Mediation: The Roles of Advocate and Neutral, Second Edition
    Dwight Golann, Jay Folberg,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735599680
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 70
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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