Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Mediation: Theory & Practice (LAW-807-001)
Hernando Otero

Meets: 09:00 AM - 12:10 PM (TuWThF) - Yuma - Room Y115

Enrolled: 8 / Limit: 16

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This is one-credit summer course offered jointly with JAMS, a leading mediation services provider, for English and Spanish speaking language students interested in the mediation of domestic and international commercial disputes. Instruction by practitioners experienced both in domestic and international disputes both as advocates and neutrals (including in investor-state disputes) will revolve around the process followed by a mediator during a mediation. It will include both student simulations and exercises and a one-day visit to the District of Columbia’s Superior Court.


Three out of four sessions will maximize experiential learning by having students lead role-playing exercises as advocates and mediators either in English or Spanish speaking groups based on preference. The fourth session will be encompassed one-day visit to the District of Columbia’s Superior Court to observe a real mediation. All sessions will include instructor-led debriefs and feedback.

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.

Exam: The final examination encompasses two parts. The first is a memorandum written as legal counsel to a client explaining what to expect from the mediation process and how to best take advantage of the opportunities it offers. The second consists of a “script” of a mediator’s opening statement. The exam must be uploaded by July 15, 2019 through MyWCL..

First Class Readings

Readings will be available the second week of may trough MyWCL.


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