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Course Catalog – Family Mediation

6002 Family Mediation Clinic (2)

Students are certified to practice law and are trained to be Qualified Family Law Mediators. The class provides intensive instruction and simulation that prepare students to be capable mediators in family disputes. Although the clinic focuses on mediation in the family content, the skills learned are applicable in other mediation and negotiation contexts. Once trained, students are provided with the opportunity to mediate for real families in crisis and assist with their self-determination of child custody, visitation, support and property. Students commit to work a minimum of 90 hours over the course of the semester that includes all training, simulation, classroom, class preparation and actual mediation sessions. This course is graded pass/fail (E, HP, P, F). Participation requires consent of the instructor and preference is given to students who have completed Civil and Family Law Mediation (5828). Students who successfully complete this course will also be issued a certificate that states they have met the requirements to be Qualified Family Law Mediators pursuant to statute.