Mediation Clinic


Students in the Mediation Clinic will have the opportunity to learn and observe mediation in a classroom as well as conduct mediations.

The Clinic

Students are assigned readings in mediation and related lawyering skills areas. Following an intensive three-day training session held at the beginning of the semester, including simulated mediation exercises, Clinic students conduct actual mediations. They also have the opportunity to observe mediations in a variety of venues. Students must complete journals on their mediations, have regular tutorial sessions, participate in simulations (in class and recorded outside of class), and meet weekly as a group. Grades will be based on student performance in simulations and in actual mediations, the quality of the journal entries, class participation and on a written take-home final exam. Students should expect to spend a minimum of 16 hours per week on clinic work. This clinical course begins with intensive training in mediation and related lawyering skills and then places students in New York Small Claims Court to perform mediation work.The intensive front-loaded three-day training session for Clinic students takes place over the first three Fridays of the semester. The mediation work will take place during times assigned by the court. The Professor will share our court days as soon as they are assigned.  Please note that court sessions are in the morning 9 a.m.-12 p.m. OR afternoon 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Students will mediate in court ONE session per week.

Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance’ Health Care Management and Compliance; Labor and Employment (Corporate Perspective); Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional 

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Adjunct Professor Danielle Shalov
4 Credits (One Semester Course)

Course Description: Mediation Clinic

This course is approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement.
Enrollment is limited. Registration is binding.
To Apply to the Mediation Clinic, please visit the OCEL Application Information Page