Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mediation and Interest-based Conflict Resolution (LAW403)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Legal

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


LAW403 Mediation and Interest-based Conflict Resolution introduces the student an increasingly popular form of alternative dispute resolution, mediation. This is one form of dispute resolution that aims to avoid the “winner takes all” mentality pervasive in the adversarial process of litigation.

Level: 4
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Spectrum
  • 7 Elements of interest-based conflict resolution
  • Negotiation tactics
  • Communication Skills
  • Stages of mediation
  • Understanding the mediation process
  • Experiencing a mediation session
  • Applying the skills of a mediator in a mediation
  • Preparing a case for mediation
  • Preparing a client for mediation
  • Role Play 1
  • Role Play 2

Learning Outcome

  • Contrast the different conflict resolution mechanisms.
  • Differentiate the 7 elements of interest-based conflict resolution.
  • Distinguish the various difficult negotiation situations in a negotiation climate.
  • Categorize the different stages of mediation and apply them in mediation.
  • Assess the suitability of a case for mediation and prepare themselves and their client for mediation.
  • Formulate strategies and plan negotiations, and deal with various tactics.
  • Employ forms of communications in a manner which will facilitate dispute resolution.
  • Apply the various skills learnt as a negotiator in a negotiation.
  • Demonstrate the various skills learnt as a mediator in a mediation.
  • Execute the various skills learnt as a mediation advocate in a mediation.
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