Open to both 2Ls and 3Ls, students in the Civil Mediation Clinic are trained in dispute resolution theory and techniques through materials, class discussions, observations and simulations. Once trained, student mediators will mediate real cases with real disputants at the Baton Rouge City Court and/or the clinic facilities.
Students commit to work a minimum of 135 hours over the course of the semester, which includes all training, simulation, classroom time, class preparation, and actual mediation sessions.
This course is graded pass/fail. Participation requires consent of the instructor, and only six students are admitted into the Civil Mediation Clinic each semester. Students must also attend a pre-semester orientation and training.