Texas State University

Program: Meditation Certificate Elective

Degree Certificate, Master's
Country United States
State Texas
City San Marcos
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Contact Name Jo Ellen Korthals
Email jk37@txstate.edu
Phone (512) 245-2233

The Legal Studies Program offers an elective course, LS 5359 – Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which is designed primarily to complement the paralegal skills taught in the Legal Studies Program but also to help people who would like to mediate employment, landlord-tenant, neighborhood, and other interpersonal disputes.  The ADR course combines lectures with practical assignments and role plays.  Students not only learn negotiation and mediation theory, they also acquire the practical skills necessary to mediate interpersonal disputes.  Assignments and role plays focus on communication and negotiation skills, active listening, appropriate questioning, generation and evaluation of options, reality testing, and agreement making.