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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 723 - Family Dispute Resolution

Since most states routinely refer contested family-related cases to mediaton or other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR"), any student who intends to practice family law should possess a practical understanding of the family dispute resolution process, a problem-solving approach to resolving disputes, where the parties to the dispute, with assistance of an impartial mediator, are in charge of the resolution. The course is designed as an advanced legal skills course with the emphasis on mediation skills and techniques. Through demonstrations, role plays, videotapes, coaching, class discussions, presentations, readings and written assignments, you will be provided with a comprehensive summary of family mediation theories and practices, including the nature of family conflicts and how families fight and will learn about the theory of mediation and its practice from the perspective of a mediator, a party, and an attorney representing clients in mediation. The course is open to 3Ls who have taken General Mediation or other students by instructor permission.