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Fall 2021
5183 Mediation Process - WILLIS- 13243

Professor(s): Tasha Willis (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Practice Skills - Clinics and Externships 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: 115  BLB

Course Outline: The Mediation Clinic and Mediation Process Class go together to create one three hour course. The one hour graded Mediation Process Class is the classroom component associated with the two hour pass/fail Mediation Clinic. The classroom component (mediation process) is intended to provide the students with further mediation training, advanced mediation and communication skills, scheduling into courts and the BBB, and discussion of cases mediated and 40 hours of mediation certification training.

The Mediation Clinic must be taken in conjunction with the 1 credit hour graded Mediation Process Class. Prerequisite: Good Academic Standing and 40 hours of mediation certification training. For more information regarding the Mediation Clinic contact Tasha Willis, tlwillis@central.uh.edu.

The only first day assignment will involve scheduling. Once the students are registered, they will receive an email providing them the schedules for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, the Greater Houston Better Business Bureau, the Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts and the EEOC. This email will provide them with the instructions they will need to spend the first day of class scheduling mediation and reviewing instructions for beginning mediating in all of the above locations.

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Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.

Quota=10

There is no book required for the Mediation Clinic/Mediation Process. All forms required for each venue and advanced reading materials are handed out in class.

Clinic students are invited to attend the Clinical Program group picture.

Prerequisites: Yes   - Completion of Student Mediation Training, and Professor approval. Good Academic Standing, and enrollment in the Mediation Clinic.

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: clinic

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (4/20/2021 4:49:09 PM)

No book required for this course