LEGAL449-19T (HAM)

Mediation: Law, Principles and Practice

15 Points

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Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
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Paper Description

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This paper will offer students an opportunity to understand mediation at an advanced level. The paper will examine key statutory and non­statutory competencies of the mediator, potential liability of the mediator, and expected mediation practice in relation to parties. The paper will involve practical training and skill development. The paper will also consider the relationship between mediation and the civil justice system
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Paper Structure

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This is a Summer School paper. The teaching component comprises 24 hours. The teaching is concentrated in the first 3 weeks of the paper
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Evaluate and independently develop and articulate a coherent critique of core theoretical topics in mediation
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principal methods of resolving disputes
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of mediation as a method of dispute resolution
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between mediation and the legal system
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical aspects of mediation
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  • Use mediation skills to resolve disputes based on simulations and case studies
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Assessment

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IMPORTANT NOTE: IT IS A COMPULSORY REQUIREMENT OF THE PAPER THAT STUDENTS PARTICIPATE AS MEDIATORS AND PARTIES IN THE PRACTICAL MEDIATION ASSESSMENT. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE AS MEDIATORS AND PARTIES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PASS THE PAPER.

Requirements for assessed work

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law procedures for the presentation, submission and referencing of course work are set out in the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Undergraduate Handbook @ p.33 which is available from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/law/undergraduate

Assignment resources are available online at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/law/student

Unless the student is otherwise advised, all work submitted includes the following information, clearly marked on the first page:

Assignment title – where the assignment allows the student a choice of question or topic, the question or topic must appear on the cover sheet along with:

  • Student ID
  • Paper number and name
  • Stream (if applicable)
  • Tutorial Group (if applicable)
  • Name of Lecturer/Tutor
  • Due Date
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essay
2 Dec 2019
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. In class closed book test
10 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Practical mediation
11 Dec 2019
No set time
35
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Participation as a party in practical mediation assessment
11 Dec 2019
No set time
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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All law students are required to purchase, for use in all law papers, a copy of Coppard, McLay, Murray and Orpin-Dowell, New Zealand Law Style Guide, 3rd edition, 2018. This is available from Bennetts, at an approximate price of $37 incl GST.

In addition to the texts identified below, the Faculty of Law requires that students purchase the course materials book(s) for this paper. These are available from Waikato Print.

Further material may be provided on the paper site on Moodle (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz)), the University of Waikato’s online learning system. Any such material is provided on the following terms: University of Waikato owns the intellectual property rights, including copyright, in and to this site, or has acquired the necessary licenses to display the material on the site. As a student of the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, you are granted a limited license to use (access, display or print a single copy) the material from the papers in which you are enrolled for the purposes of participating in the paper only, provided the information is not modified. Materials may not under any circumstances be copied, stored, distributed or provided in any form or method whatsoever to any third party. Any other use of the material is prohibited. None of the material may be otherwise reproduced, reformatted, republished or re-­disseminated in any manner or form without the prior written consent of University of Waikato. To obtain such consent, please contact the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.

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Recommended Readings

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Boulle, Goldblatt and Green, Mediation: Skills and Strategies,LexisNexis, 2015
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Online Support

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Online support is available via Moodle.

If you require assistance with Moodle, or encounter any problems, please contact the Help Desk. You can send a message to Help Desk by using the instant message service in your paper (from the participants list within the People block). Alternatively, you can email them directly at help@waikato.ac.nz or call 838 4008.

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Workload

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Students should expect to spend 150 hours in total on this paper. In addition to lecture attendance, significant time will need to be spent on background and complementary reading. Students should allow for periods of more ­focused research time in the preparation of assignments.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: LEGAL306 or LAWS306

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: LAWS449

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