Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Mediation: Theory & Practice (LAW-807-E001)
Hernando Otero

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

Enrolled: 8 / Limit: 16

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The course is divided into four daily sessions that will encompass the theory and practice of mediation. Each session will have a synchronous section of about 2 hours and an asynchronous portion of more or less 60 minutes that must be completed in advance. Daily synchronous sections require participants to be online with the instructors at specific times, while asynchronous portions can be completed at the participants’ own time but within a time window (see agenda and assignments below for more detail).


This one-credit course will cover the fundamentals of the mediation process in domestic and international commercial disputes. It will specifically explain the process followed by a neutral during a mediation and will include both student simulations and exercises. This is the only mediation course available at WCL.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Readings will be available in MyWCL. No other materials are required. They will be available the first week of May. We can also send you the first class readings via email. Please contact us at A certificate of attendance will be awarded to interested students taking 3 arbitration summer courses.

First Class Readings

- Kahneman, Daniel, and Patrick Egan. Thinking, fast and slow. Vol. 1. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011 (Chapters 1 and 3). - Fisher, R., Ury, W.L. and Patton, B., 2011. Getting to yes: Negotiating agreement without giving in. Penguin. (Chapters 1,3,6).


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