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 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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