PAR-2560 - Basic Mediation

A survey of the basic characteristics of facilitative mediation, in which a neutral third party helps people in disputes to communicate with and understand one another and if possible, to help reach agreements that are mutually satisfactory. Topics will include theory, goals, language, and application of mediation methodologies; techniques to overcome barriers in disputes; the roles of attorneys and clients in mediation; the ethical responsibilities of mediators; and strategies to deal with difficult people, power imbalances, and cultural sensitivity.
Academic Level
Undergraduate Level
Subject
Paralegal Studies
Department
Public Safety and Law
Credits
3
Corequisites
None
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