Mediation Practicum and Seminar

Mediation Practicum and Seminar

Course Number: LAW 690D Practicum 2 credits and Law 690C Seminar 2 credits
Course Credits: 4; ULSR
The Mediation Practicum offers students the unique opportunity to gain hands on experience in the growing field of mediation. Students must enroll in both the seminar (2 academic credits) and practicum (2 clinical credits). The goal of the four-credit combined course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the mediation process in addition to affording them the opportunity to mediate actual cases. Students will attend an intensive training prior to the start of the semester followed by a weekly seminar. The training and seminar will focus on the process of mediation and the skills required to serve as a mediator. This course is approved under Part 146 by the New York State Unified Court System’s Office of ADR Program and satisfies Part 146 requirements, with at least 24 hours of initial mediation training. The practicum offers students an experiential learning opportunity in which they will participate in actual mediations through an apprenticeship with Cluster, Inc. Cluster is a community dispute resolution center serving communities in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Students will first observe and later participate in mediations under Cluster’s supervision. Prerequisites: Students must enroll in the seminar and practicum. Permission of the professor after application and interview.