L8803 S. Native Peacemaking
Section 001, Spring 2017
Section Description Provided by Instructor
The Seminar in Native Peacemaking will give students a unique opportunity to study this indigenous form of conflict resolution as well as to engage in meaningful Peacemaking-related project work with Native American tribes and Native American non-profit organizations. The Seminar will be open to eight students by permission of the Professor. Students will participate in the Mediation Clinic training (Thursday and Friday January 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th from 2pm-9pm and Saturday September 21st 9am-6pm), as well as formal Peacemaking training from Native American judges, and are required to keep their schedule clear after 6:10pm on the seminar day for project-related work, additional training, and Peacemaking Circle role play scenarios. Students will meet in seminar for two hours per week. No pre-requisites are required.
Students will be registered for a total of 4 academic points: 2 points for the seminar + 2 points for project work. The seminar will be graded by letter grade; the project work will be graded by Credit/Fail.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit to Prof. Watts at least three days before the end of the law school course registration period. Please include a statement discussing your reasons for wanting to take the Native Peacemaking Seminar and describing any work experience or background information relevant to this seminar (e.g., Native American law, conflict resolution, peacemaking, etc.).
M 4:20-6:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Admission is by application and instructor permission. See course description. 2L's, 3L's, and LLM's may apply; enrollment is limited to 8 students.