Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWS 973 Family Law Mediation Clinic



Course Description

The Family Law Mediation Clinic will provide 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 enrolled in this clinic must also concurrently enroll in the one-credit concurrent seminar to be held following the clinic each week to discuss the mediation experience and to continue to build mediation skills. Students will be selected through the clinic application process. Prerequisite: Mediation LAWS 728. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. (Satisfies 2 experiential learning credits.)