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244.82 sec. 001 - Mediation Advocacy (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Tamara Lange  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Sa 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-10-17

Sa 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-10-24

Sa 09:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2020-11-07

Course Start: October 17, 2020
Course End: November 07, 2020
Class Number: 33087

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 16
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

This intensive mediation advocacy course is offered in three Saturday classes (October 17th, October 24th and November 7th). The first day of class will include lectures, a series of skill building exercises, and an overview of the mediation process, basic mediation theory and practice, mediation confidentiality, and ethical issues specific to mediation.

The second and third days of class will be devoted to practicing as advocates in simulated mediation exercises and debriefing. Students can expect personalized coaching and feedback from peers, the instructor, and guest mediators.

Homework will include a short text on mediation, to be read in advance of the first class. Otherwise, homework will focus on studying simulation materials and preparing a strategic plan (for submission), drafting and exchanging mediation statements, and counseling clients in advance of the simulated mediation sessions. Attendance is mandatory at all three dates.

Biography of Instructor
Professor Lange worked for 20 years as a litigator and as a mediator in private practice before joining the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as ADR Program Counsel & Mediator. She brings to the classroom extensive experience negotiating, arguing, and mediating complex, high-value, and emotionally charged disputes. Professor Lange previously worked at Heller Ehrman; Caldwell Leslie (now Boies Schiller Flexner); the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project; the National Center for Youth Law; and Santa Clara County Counsel, where she served as a Lead Deputy. She received her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 1995, Order of the Coif, and clerked for the Hon. Richard A. Paez and the Hon. William A. Fletcher.

Real-time attendance at the first Zoom class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

While not a formal prerequisite, students should have experience equivalent to a full-semester negotiations course. Please contact the instructor with any questions.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Simulation Courses

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