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Civil Mediation Clinic
Students will participate in a full Michigan Supreme Court Administrative
Office-approved 40-hour training in facilitative mediation. Students must
be able to participate in all days of this training. After completing
training in late October, students begin mediating actual cases. These
could involve small claims, general civil, landlord-tenant, probate, or
criminal issues. Students are expected to commit at least a half day each
week mediating. The experience is helpful for those who wish to mediate in
their careers as well as those who will focus on representing parties in
The Clinic is a 5 credit course. Students must enroll in the 3 credit clinic and the 2 credit seminar, taken concurrently. The 3 credit clinic is mandatory limited grade (pass/fail) or "S" grade; the 2 credit seminar is mandatory graded and ineligible for letter grade conversion to pass ("P") election.
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 unless students also simultaneously enroll in 402 Ethics Colloquium section 002.