Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Co-requisite Class: Mediation (3 Springcredits). 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.
Early Add/Drop Deadline: January 18, 2013.
LLM Students: This clinic is open to LLM students through an application process.
Clinic placements are with the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), where students are given an opportunity to observe and conduct mediations in small claims courts in the Boston area. Clinic students must complete HMP's 32-hour basic mediation training and mediate or observe in small claims court every week during the spring semester and work one hour per week in the HMP office. Clinic students also keep a weekly journal reflecting on their mediation experiences and write a short “final report” at the end of the semester. The HMP mediation training is required of all students, and will occur during two full weekends (Saturday & Sunday) February 9-10 & February 23-24, 2013.