Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Experiential Learning

406: Mediation Advocacy

Credit Hours





This class will focus on mediation theory and practice from the perspective of both the mediator and the advocate.  The goal is for students to gain an understanding of the mediation process and to develop a working knowledge of negotiation and problem-solving strategies, techniques and skills that can be used to more effectively represent clients in resolving disputes.  The course will also address public policy, legal and ethical issues that arise in the mediation context.  Mediation skills are best learned from hands-on experience.  Therefore, a substantial portion of this class will involve role-playing simulations.  Over the course of this class, you will have the opportunity to serve as mediators, represent clients, be clients, and give feedback as observers. (Block, Eatherton)