Loraine M. Della Porta
Loraine Della Porta is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development at the UMass Boston’s Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She is the founder and President of The Resolution Collaborative. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of the MA Office of Dispute Resolution & Public Collaboration.
LAW.733MediationClick to Open
When parties are unable to resolve their dispute through discussion or negotiation, a logical next step is to seek the assistance of a third party mediator to facilitate communication and the search for a solution. This workshop course is intended to familiarize students with the norms of the mediation process and to develop the lawyering skills that will enable student to either serve as mediators or to better represent clients in this increasingly important form of ADR. Attention is given to both facilitative and evaluative styles of mediation. Significant emphasis is placed on role playing exercises and on the legal consequences of the mediation process.