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Course Catalog – Civil Mediation

5620 Civil Mediation Clinic (3)

This is an experiential clinical course in which students mediate actual cases referred by the Baton Rouge City Court or other referral sources. Students are trained through intensive instruction and simulations in mediation techniques to assist participants as mediators to resolve disputes in civil cases. The course covers the basics of negotiation theory, the role of the mediator and fundamental norms of mediation, the skills and process of mediation, and the ethics and professionalism of mediation. Students who successfully complete this course will be issued a certificate that states that they have met the training requirements of the Louisiana Mediation Act to be listed on the Louisiana Civil Mediation Registry (other requirements are necessary). This course is graded Pass/Fail (E, HP, P, F). Participation requires the consent of the instructor.