This week’s lesson discussed some of the legal and ethical issues with mediation. Consider and comment on the following questions:
1. Would you argue, as some scholars would, that mandatory mediation violates disputants’ fourteenth amendment rights? Why or why not?
2. Notwithstanding your answer to #1, can mandatory mediation be justified on other grounds such as judicial efficiency or the positive outcomes often reported from reluctant participants? Explain your answer.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to a minimum of 2 students. Responses should be a minimum of 100 words and include direct questions. Please review the forum grading rubrics in order to understand your responses in the forum will be graded. Important: Citing of sources is never required for forums.
Forum rubric is in the ‘Resources’ section of the webcourse.
Initial Post Due: Thursday, 11:55 p.m., ET
Responses Due: Sunday, 11:55 p.m., ET