Winter 2013 Intersession General and Divorce Mediation Course Information

WINTER 2013 INTERSESSION Graduate Courses available for law students (restrictions apply*)



Mediation is the fastest growing means of dispute resolution throughout the United States. It is an accepted means of resolving custody cases in Ohio courts. It is also a lifetime skill being taught to students in schools all over the state of Ohio.

The mediation training that is offered includes two courses. Together, the general (12-hour) and the divorce (40-hour) mediation courses meet the Ohio Supreme Court’s requirement of 52 hours of mediation training for receiving court-referred mediations of custody and visitation issues in Ohio. 

¨       INSTRUCTOR     Frank J. Motz, JD:  Chief Mediator, Summit County Common Pleas General Division Court and Chair, Supreme Court of Ohio Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution

 ¨       Handbooks:  Available to students at DocuZip – Room 219, 2nd floor of the Student Union 

¨       COST:  This depends on your status as a student. Tuition, subject to change, is based on your status as a student and differs for undergraduate, graduate and law students. 

¨       TIME AND PLACE: 

Seminar: General Mediation Training             (12 hours)             1 credit hour

  Class # 14790          Graduate 7400:585:008                            

Classes will meet at The University of Akron, Schrank Hall South, Room 220.

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2013                                     8:30 AM to 4:00 PM     
  • Thursday, January 3, 2013                                         8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar: Divorce Mediation Training              (40 hours)             3 credit hours

Class # 14788          Graduate 7400:585:007

Classes will meet at The University of Akron, Schrank Hall South, Room 220.

        • Friday, January 4, 2013 /SAT              8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
        • Saturday, January 5, 2013                     8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
        • Tuesday, January 8, 2013                      8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
        • Wednesday, January 9, 2013               8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
        • Friday, January 11, 2013                      8:30 AM to 4:45 PM  
        • Saturday, January 12, 2013                  8:30 AM to 4:45 PM


The assignments will be sent by e-mail to registered students at their University of Akron e-mail addresses sometime during the middle of December.         

¨                   REGISTRATION:  The mediation courses will be given during the Spring 2012-2013 intersession — the interim between the Fall and Spring semester. They are considered Spring 2013 classes and will be listed In the Spring 2013 Schedule of Classes that will be listed online. The spring 2013 schedule of classes will be available for viewing online via ZipLine beginning in October 2012. Registration will begin shortly after that. All students are encouraged to register early.

Please note that these classes tend to fill up very quickly, and you should register for them as soon as possible.


Non-joint degree law students must complete the Request to Transfer Graduate Courses Toward JD Degree located at:  and submit to the dean’s office for Assistant Dean Lauri Thorpe’s approval prior to registration.  Instructions and details are included on the request form.

 NOTE:  Joint degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive permission to transfer either mediation course toward their JD degree.

Author: Liz Sauders

Manager of Compliance and Technology for The University of Akron School of Law