This non-contributory module provides an introduction to mediation and the skills required to resolve legal disputes without recourse to litigation. This will include an introduction to the concept of mediation, workshops on the skills required to prepare for it, and take part in mediation, leading to participation in an internal mediation competition using scenarios provided.
Students will be competing for the opportunity to participate in the South East Regional Heat of the National Mediation Competition, which takes place during the following Autumn term. Each university is allowed to send 2 teams (4 students) to compete in this event. This competition does not form part of the module however, it represents a goal for students to work towards in the internal competition.
This module appears in the following module collections.
Approximately 12 hours.
All single and joint honours Law programmes. Not available to first year students. Spring term.
Method of assessment
This module does not form part of the formal 240 credit diet at stages 2 & 3, therefore assessment do not formally 'count' for the degree. The module represents extra learning and an opportunity to gain transferable skills to enhance employability.
Students who attend and participate in the seminars/workshops and take part in the internal mediation competition will be deemed to have passed this module. The successful completion of this module is recognised on the students final Degree Transcripts.
On successful completion of this module, students will have:
11.1 detailed knowledge and understanding of the practice of mediation in the context of the legislation and legal concepts studied as part of the formal law degree programme;
11.2 a sound grounding into various aspects of mediation and their relationship to the practice of law and other fields of employment;
11.3 Detailed knowledge and understanding of the techniques used in mediation;
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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