Singapore University of Social Sciences

Mediation Advocacy

Mediation Advocacy (LAW403)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

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

School/Department: School of Law


LAW403 Mediation Advocacy introduces the student to a lawyer’s role in mediation. The mediation process requires lawyers to possess knowledge, skills and attitudes that differ significantly from trial advocacy. With a better understanding of their role in mediation, lawyers will be better placed to serve their clients by getting them the best possible results out of mediation.

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


  • Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution process
  • Types of mediation
  • Types of mediator
  • Understanding the mediation landscape
  • The lawyer as a negotiator
  • Preparing for mediation 1: analysing a client’s case
  • Preparing for mediation 2: preparing a client
  • Preparing for mediation 3: case statement
  • Representing a client at mediation
  • Ethical and legal issues in mediation advocacy
  • Simulation and role plays 1
  • Simulation and role plays 2

Learning Outcome

  • Distinguish the different conflict resolution mechanisms and the different models of mediation
  • Examine the advocates’ role in litigation and in mediation
  • Analyse the mediation landscape in Singapore (the institutions and the legal framework)
  • Categorize and apply the 7 elements of interest-based conflict resolution
  • Assess the suitability of a case for mediation
  • Formulate strategies to help clients maximise settlement benefits at a mediation
  • Plan and strategize for a mediation session to achieve the best outcomes for the client
  • Prepare a case for mediation; including preparation of the client and the case statement
  • Demonstrate and use the various mediation advocacy skills in a range of scenarios
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