Course Description

LAW 707 - Mediation

Mediation is now a central aspect of lawyers’ work in the litigation, transactional and public sector contexts.  This Foundational Skills Course has a dual focus.  It will examine how lawyers provide informed consent and represent clients effectively in mediation.  It will also prepare students to serve as a neutral mediator in both court and private settings.

The class covers mediation theory, skills, and perspectives in a variety of areas of law. In addition to assigned readings, short papers, and class discussion, students will engage in simulated role plays as both a neutral and lawyer representing a mediation participant, observe a real court mediation, and participate in feedback sessions with the instructors. 

Course work is scheduled to end by November 1.  Class will meet the following Wednesdays from 3-5:50PM: August 27, September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15, and 29. Class will meet on the following Fridays from 2-4:50PM: August 29, September 12,  October 10 and 31.

Students are required to travel to a courthouse in Los Angeles County to observe a court mediation -- parking reimbursement is available through the Clinical Office.

No final exam. Pass/Fail. Limit: 24 students.  Open to all 2L, 3L, and LLM students.
Satisfactory completion of this Course is required for admission to the Mediation Clinic, Law 707B offered in the 2015 Spring Semester

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Forrest Mosten /
Elizabeth Scully
14F 707 LEC 1 F 12:15 PM - 3:15 PM 3.0 No No
A subset of enrolled students can apply to continue for Spring 2015. Law 707 will meet 8/27, 8/29, 9/3, 9/10, 9/12, 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 10/31.
Forrest Mosten /
Elizabeth Scully
15S 707 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 3.0 No No
Students may only enroll in Law 707 spring 2015 if they were enrolled in Law 707 during the previous term (fall 2014).

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Forrest Mosten 12F 707 LEC 1 W 3:00 PM - 5:50 PM 3.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline July 9, 2012.
Forrest Mosten 13F 707 LEC 1 W 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4.0 No No
Application required to enroll; deadline July 9, 2013. Week 1: Wed 3-8pm (2483). Week 2: Wed 3-8 p.m. (2483) Weeks 3: Wed 3-7pm (2483) & Fri 1-5 (2477). Weeks 4-6: Wed 3-7 p.m., Weeks 7-14: Wed 3-4:15pm (2483).
Categories
Skills Courses; Labor, Employment & Work; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Civil Litigation; Family Law; Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession;