Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Co-requisite Class: Dispute Systems Design Seminar (2 Spring credit). Some class spots are reserved for clinic students. If you are not yet in the class, you can secure one of these reserved spots by first enrolling in the clinic, and then enrolling in the class. If you enroll in a reserved spot and later drop the clinic, you must also drop the class.
Pre-requisite: Negotiation Workshop. Students must enroll in the Negotiation Workshop separately from the clinic enrollment. Failure to enroll in the Negotiation Workshop by its add/drop deadline will result in the student being dropped from the clinic.
Early Add/Drop Deadline: January 18, 2013.
LLM Students: This clinic is open to LLM students through an application process.
Students in the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic will work in a team of 2 to 4 students, typically collaborating on single project for one client during the entire semester. By working for a single client, students have the unique chance to collaborate on a project from start to finish. Projects in the clinic typically focus on “advanced” issues related to negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. For example, students may assist an organization in conducting a conflict assessment, designing a dispute resolution system, assessing an ongoing set of dispute management processes, or resolving a current conflict or series of conflicts. In some instances, clinic teams design and deliver a tailored negotiation/mediation curriculum, offer strategic negotiation advice, or conduct a mediation or consensus-building session. In addition to applying the skills and concepts learned in Negotiation Workshop, students will develop a new set of skills that may include conducting interviews for stakeholder assessments, facilitating learning dialogues, running focus groups, leading teams, and presenting to clients. Each semester the clinic will offer a mix of public, private, domestic, and international projects. Recent clients include federal agencies, nonprofits, religious organizations, transnational corporations, small start-up companies, professional sports teams, municipalities, local government officials, and universities. Students in the clinic will have the chance to manage senior level client relationships and are asked to work through difficult concepts and problems directly with clients and their clinical supervisor