Mediation Essentials - Summer Institute in Dispute Resolution


Monday, August 19, 2019 -
8:30am to 4:30pm


William S. Boyd School of Law

Mediation Essentials

Dates: August 19-23
Monday-Friday (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Approved for 32.5 general CLE credits, and 4 ethics credits


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Toby GuerinEsq., Managing Director, Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland School of Law (C-DRUM) and Clinical Law Instructor, Adjunct Professor
Lydia NussbaumEsq., Director - Mediation Clinic and Associate Professor of Law

This course explores mediation as a collaborative process of resolving conflict through neutral, third-party intervention. This is a foundational course for individuals seeking to serve in the capacity of a mediator.

Through discussion, simulations, and role-plays, this course focuses on the structure and goals of the mediation process and the skills and techniques mediators use to aid parties in overcoming barriers to dispute resolution. Since mediation is often defined as a facilitated negotiation, we will also examine negotiation strategies, behavior, and ethics and the tactics that mediators can employ to confront these dynamics. Finally, we will discuss legal issues in mediation, mediator certification and ethics, the institutionalization of mediation, and the use of mediation in different contexts.