Community Mediation Clinic – 7040
Fall 2012** Multi-semester course
The Community Mediation Clinic offers 2Ls and 3Ls an excellent opportunity to learn from mediation practitioners and participate as mediators in community cases. The U is one of only a handful of the nation’s top law schools presently offering this type of clinical program. Conflict Resolution Center (CRC), one of Minnesota’s oldest mediation organizations, is offering a comprehensive mediation clinic. Students who successfully complete the Fall course will be eligible to be listed on the Minnesota Rule 114 Roster of Qualified Neutrals and enroll in the Spring clinic.
This course will feature classroom instruction and interactive exercises. There will be opportunities for students to observe CRC community and court mediations. The course will emphasize the facilitative model of mediation and provide information about other mediation styles and models. The course will cover conflict theory, styles of conflict resolution, restorative justice theories and practice, statutes and rules governing mediation, ethical considerations, cultural considerations in mediation and the applicability of facilitative community mediation in housing, family, juvenile, criminal, school, business, elder and employment arenas. Most classroom time will be spent on interactive role plays and exercises with extensive coach/instructor feedback. Some lecture and discussion time will also be provided.