Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWE 973 Family Law Mediation Clinic and Seminar



Course Description

The Family Law Mediation Clinic provides students with the opportunity to mediate family law cases at the Hampden Probate and Family Court under the supervision of the professor who will co-mediate cases assigned to the clinic by the Court. The clinic will include observing and learning court process, including involvement in the screening process in conjunction with The Mediation and Training Collaborative, a local Community mediation organization. Students also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Mediation LAW 728. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. Students are selected through the clinic application process. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 3 experiential learning credits.)