Students study negotiation and mediation techniques and theories that are transferable to all types of legal matters. Students also learn how to represent clients in mediation. In addition to the scheduled classes each week, students must observe/mediate at least six cases over the term. Students begin by observing and then co-mediating with an instructor, later co-mediating with another student. Small claims mediations are scheduled for most Mondays (9-11 a.m. and 1:15-3:15 p.m.) at the Pulaski county courthouse. Some mediations are court ordered and the Court sets the time of the mediation. Other mediations are arranged by Terry Harrison, Mediation Office Administrator, who tries to accommodate student’s schedules consistent with client needs. Students who participate in the Clinic receive a Certificate of Mediation Training. This course meets the requirements for certification as a mediator by the Arkansas ADR Commission.
This course requires students to attend a 3 1/2 day training prior to the beginning of the semester.
This is an elective course.
- Designated Requirements
- Experiential Learning