The law school offers a comprehensive ADR curriculum. With education in the core dispute resolution courses, students are provided the necessary legal knowledge and practical skills training to competently and expertly represent clients. Of note, students in our mediation classes are provided the very unique experiential opportunity of mediating real cases. Specifically, students participate in at least five mediations of actual state and federal lawsuits, some of which are still pending. Students receive the relevant court documents to use in preparation for the mediations including complaints, motions, depositions, etc.
Currently, the following ADR courses are offered:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Collaborative Family Law (2-day intersession with lawyers)
- Mediation Clinic
- Mediation Practice* (5-day intensive mediation training with lawyers)
- Mediation Theory and Practice*
- Negotiation for Litigators
- Trends in ADR and Litigation Seminar
Students can obtain a 40-hour mediation certificate by completing one of the following:
- 3-credit Mediation Theory and Practice class during fall/spring; or
- Mediation Practice
*Please note that you may not take both mediation classes since they are nearly identical. The major differences are that Mediation Practice meets over five intensive days and is pass/fail.