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244.82 sec. 001 - Mediation Advocacy (Spring 2022)

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


Sa 09:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Law 107
On 2022-01-22

Sa 09:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Law 107
On 2022-02-12

Sa 09:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Law 107
On 2022-03-05

Course Start: January 22, 2022
Course End: March 05, 2022
Class Number: 32112

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This intensive mediation advocacy course is offered in three Saturday classes (January 22, February 12, March 5) from 9:30 am to 6 pm. The first day of class will include in-depth practice preparing a sophisticated client for mediation and an overview of the mediation process, basic mediation theory and practice, core principles of mediation confidentiality and party self-determination, 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.
Most homework will involve 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, where she is now the ADR Director. 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; the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project; the National Center for Youth Law; and Santa Clara County Counsel, where she served as the founding Lead Deputy for the Social Justice and Impact Litigation Section. She received her J.D. from Berkeley Law, Order of the Coif, and clerked for the Hon. Richard A. Paez and the Hon. William A. Fletcher.

Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can 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 risk being dropped without notice.

A prior Negotiations or Mediation course is strongly recommended.

Requirements Satisfaction:

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

Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Simulation Courses

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Required Books are in blue

  • Sharing a Mediator's Powers: Effective Advocacy in Settlement
    Dwight Golann
    Edition: 2013
    Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
    ISBN: 9781627222808
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $74.95
    Price Source: user provided

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