In advancing clients’ interests, lawyers employ a wide range of advocacy skills: communication, problem-solving and negotiation skills, in addition to courtroom advocacy. This program introduces first-year law students to various processes and skills that lawyers use in resolving disputes.
Throughout the week, students will hear from a number of negotiation and dispute resolution experts, contribute to group discussions and participate in mediation and negotiation simulations. The program will conclude on Friday with a simulated youth sentencing conference at the Provincial Court in Saskatoon.
The success of the program depends on a number of volunteer instructors, facilitators and upper-year students. Without their time and effort, this unique educational opportunity would not exist and so the College of Law extends a huge “thank-you” to all involved.