The Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution is the focal point within the law school for education, research and experiential learning in a variety of dispute resolution procedures.
The Center is instrumental in the coordination of the ADR curriculum. With the organization and cooperation of the Center, numerous ADR courses are offered to students at South Texas College of Law. With education in the core dispute resolution courses, students are provided the necessary legal knowledge and practical understanding to competently expertly represent clients in each of the dispute resolution procedures which are utilized in the legal system today.
Currently, the following dispute resolution courses are offered:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Collaborative Law
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Mediation Practice (40-hour basic training)
- Mediation Theory
- Mediation Theory and Practice
- Mediation Clinic
- Representation in Mediation
For a list of 2013-2014 ADR course offerings, please click here.
Students can obtain a 40-hour mediation certificate by completing one of the following:
- 3-credit Mediation Theory and Practice class; or
- Mediation Intersession (40-hour basic training); or
- Both of the following:
a. 2-credit Mediation Theory class; and
b. Enrolling in the Mediation Clinic
The Frank Evans Center also assists students with locating ADR externships in Houston and other locations. The ADR Externship Program provides students with the opportunity to study dispute resolution processes from a practical perspective. Past placements have included externships with the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center and the ADR division of the EEOC Regional Office in Houston. For more information on potential ADR externships, please contact Debra Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-646-2997.