University of Pittsburgh
Theory and Practice
Term: Fall Term 2011-12
Catalog Number: 5879
Class Number: 25278
Room: LAW 118.
Class Schedule:
  • W 10:00 am -11:50 am
  • Instructor: Jessie Allen
    Type: Seminar
    Credits: 3.0 Credits (2.0 classroom contact, 1.0 field)
    Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.
    Enrollment Limit: 12.
    Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5879

    Additional Info

    Students will read and discuss a variety of texts, and will be asked to take charge of presenting articles and leading some discussion in class. Midway through the semester, students will be given the simulated case file and will work in small groups as attorneys preparing for mediation, including interviewing the “client,” researching relevant legal issues, and preparing a background letter for a mediator. If possible, we will do a simulated mediation and critique it in class.

    Grading

    Students’ final grades will be based on (1) a final paper of at least 15 pages, evidencing significant legal or empirical research and (2) their work leading class discussion and group written and interactive work during the case simulation.

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