Students will participate in a full Michigan Supreme Court AdministrativeOffice-approved 40-hour training in facilitative mediation. Students mustbe able to participate in all days of this training. After completingtraining in late October, students begin mediating actual cases. Thesecould involve small claims, general civil, landlord-tenant, probate, orcriminal issues. Students are expected to commit at least a half day eachweek mediating. The experience is helpful for those who wish to mediate intheir careers as well as those who will focus on representing parties inconflict.The Clinic is a 5 credit course. Students must enroll in the 2 credit clinic and the 3 credit field component, taken concurrently. The 2 credit clinic is mandatory graded and ineligible for letter grade conversion to pass ("P") election; the 3 credit field component is mandatory limited grade (pass/fail) or "S" grade.The Clinic does not fulfill the Law School's professional responsibility requirement for graduation. The Clinic does not fulfill the New York State Bar ethics requirement.
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