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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Mediation Clinic

Course Description
The Mediation Clinic is a one semester clinical course led by Professor Sherman designed to train law students both to mediate a range of disputes and cases and to understand the mediation process so as to be able to represent clients in mediations.  The training will include the fundamentals of negotiation and mediation as a form of assisted negotiation.  Students will be introduced to the principles of conflict resolution, negotiation theory and strategy, and mediation theory and techniques.  Skill training will involve listening and questioning, information gathering, issue identification, problem-solving, generating options and bargaining, power imbalances, cultural, gender, and bias issues, ethical standards, and crafting and enforcement of agreements.  The clinic will meet for 3 hours once a week throughout the semester.  During the first five weeks, the students will undergo intensive training as mediators which will satisfy the 40-hour basic mediation training requirements of some courts for court-appointed mediators.  The training sessions will take place both during the regular 3-hour clinic meetings and on certain weekends.  After the completion of this training, students will be assigned to mediate actual cases referred by courts.  Each student will mediate an average of  one case per week for the last nine weeks of the semester.  The weekly 3-hour class meetings will evaluate and provide feed-back on the mediations.  There will be an application process and preference will be given to 3Ls.  Limited to 8 students.  NOTE: Students who take and receive credit in the Mediation Clinic are not allowed to receive credit  Professor Jackson’s Mediation Seminar. (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Not Currently Scheduled

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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
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