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Students and Mediating Professor Welcome Spring Break Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters Brandon Peters is teaching a class about mediation this semester at Florida A&M University College... Read More

Teachers Worldwide Provide Advice to Prevent Lecture 'Letdown'
Teachers Worldwide Provide Advice to Prevent Lecture 'Letdown' This week, I learned about the professional bond shared by the international community of educators. After writing about my delivery of a lecture that felt “flat,” I invited my blog readers to provide advice about avoiding letdown after an exciting g... Read More

Law School Class Feels a Little Flat After Exciting Speaker
Law School Class Feels a Little Flat After Exciting Speaker After last week’s incredible guest lecture by a veteran crisis negotiator from the Orlando Police Department, my lecture this week felt “flat” by comparison. The visiting detective truly was a tough act to follow. It’s not that the material we were c... Read More

Crisis Negotiator Mediation Students How to Redirect Unproductive Behaviors
Crisis Negotiator Mediation Students How to Redirect Unproductive Behaviors We had another guest speaker join us this week for class at Florida A&M University College of Law – a veteran detective for the Orlando Police Department who happens to be one of the agency’s most experienced crisis negotiators. My students and I sat... Read More

Mediating Professor: Psychological Aspects at Least as Important as Legal, Financial
Mediating Professor: Psychological Aspects at Least as Important as Legal, Financial This week, we had a guest speaker – a prominent clinical psychiatrist I happen to know. He delivered a fascinating lecture titled “Anxiety, Cognitive Distortions and the Impact on Mediation” to my class at Florida A&M University College of Law. ... A... Read More

Mediator/Professor Tries to Model Patience, Diplomacy for Students
Mediator/Professor Tries to Model Patience, Diplomacy for Students Last weekend, I attended a picnic sponsored by the law school. One of my students came over to the table where I was working and introduced me to her significant other. The young man told me that my student had been encouraging him to use some of the... Read More

Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumptions
Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumptions During our third week of class, I created a new exercise to help my students identify stereotypes and learn to refrain from prejudging other people. I asked the students to characterize the homes in which they were raised and to share one important f... Read More

Law School Professor/Mediator Feels More at Home
Law School Professor/Mediator Feels More at Home What a difference seven days can make. During my second week as a law school professor, I felt much more confident in my abilities at the lectern. In no small part, that was because none of my students dropped the course after hearing me speak in wee... Read More

Teaching Law School Class About Mediation
Teaching Law School Class About Mediation I have always wanted to teach a law school class. So, when the Dean of Academic Affairs at FAMU College of Law called to invite me to teach a course about mediation, I jumped at the opportunity. After 23 years as a practicing lawyer, I am finally c... Read More

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