Summer 2016 Course Schedule

Mediation: Theory & Practice (LAW-795ME-001)
Birke, Otero, Navarro

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM (TWTHF) - Yuma - Room Y250

Enrolled: 9 / Limit: 16

Administrator Access


This one-credit course is offered as part of the International Arbitration Summer Program. JD and LLM Students can participate in all extracurricular activities. For more information, please go to Exam: Students will be graded based on a reflection paper to be submitted after the course. The exam should be uploaded into MyWCL no later than July 1, 2016 (5:00pm DC Time)


This four-day mediation course is designed for both neutrals (mediators), advocates (lawyers) and law students who wish to build or enhance their skills and practices in mediation. The course is based on the principles of commercial mediation used by neutrals at JAMS, the world’s largest and most successful mediation provider. It will be taught by three of JAMS most experienced teachers and trainers as well as by Hernando Otero, an experienced ADR professional and academic. The course will be intense and thorough. The curriculum will revolve around a structure of phases that occur in nearly every mediation. Each phase will be examined and discussed, and then workshop participants will take on the roles of mediators and advocates and actively take part in that phase of the mediation process. They will receive expert coaching advice along the way. In addition, the course will touch on issues associated with building a practice, with ethical codes and guidelines, with international growth in the field, and more.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

Class materials will be posted in MyWCL right after the spring courses are over (around mid-May). The Center usually has the class materials ready from May 1. If you would like to receive a copy in electronic format, please send an email to

First Class Readings

Will be available at MyWCL Student will receive a certificate of attendance from JAMS and WCL.