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Spring 2022
5397 Mediation Advocacy: Representing Clients in Mediation - MOULTON- 24853

Professor(s): Cindy Moulton (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Blakely Advocacy Simulation 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: Mediation Advocacy is a simulation, skills-based class that will teach you the art and skill of utilizing mediation to negotiate disputes. Most lawsuits settle and, in Harris County, most courts require participation in mediation before setting a case for trial. This course will: (1) expose students to mediation practice, early dispute resolution (EDR), and general negotiation techniques; and (2) provide students with the skills needed to represent clients effectively in mediation. Students will participate in at least one mock mediation and will learn from experienced mediators, practicing lawyers, and entrepreneurs who will participate as guest speakers. Professor Moulton is also a trial lawyer with over 30 years experience.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 1/14/22

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration in November, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through Jan. 5th, 2022, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.



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Final Exam Schedule:      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Conditional Availability (not for required credits)

Course Materials (10/18/2021 4:18:59 PM)

Book(s) Required

•Effective Mediation Advocacy Student Edition, Andrew Goldman
ISBN: 9781858117256
[Book is under EMIS Publishing; a United Kingdoms based publisher. Inventory and stock is not carried within the United States. Only independent sellers using reselling websites are the source of this title.] More details forthcoming on the availability of this book.

•Getting to Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Roger Fisher and William Ury
ISBN: 978 0143118756

•Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss
ISBN: 978 0062407801