The Mediation Clinic and Seminar provides opportunities to develop skills as a mediator, along with basic study of mediation law and policy issues. The course combines the features of a regular law school class, a clinic, and a seminar. For the clinical component, students will receive skills training through role plays and a videotape exercise, and then serve as a mediator for the Franklin County Small Claims Court and other forums. Students planning to take the course must ensure that their schedules are open to mediate cases at least one weekday afternoon and one weekday evening per week, Monday through Thursday. The afternoon and evening do not have to be on the same day. There is a mandatory weekend mediation training program, usually held on one of the first weekends of the semester.
By Dwight Scott | Published July 16, 2013