The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Mediation Program is a great opportunity for students to get experience working with real clients and real cases in an actual courtroom setting.
Mediation is a growing industry within the legal community and our law school is a community leader in using this clinical program to immerse students in the art of conflict resolution.
Our students get intensive training in mediation and then make their services available to clients or disputants at the South County and East County Small Claims Courts. As mediators, the students apply the communication, listening and facilitation skills they have acquired to bring about settlements.
The Mediation Program helps students envision novel approaches in which attorneys can help clients move beyond their disputes in creative, constructive and immensely satisfying ways.
Our students often get to work with Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) mentors so they can learn from lawyers who work in the mediation field.
The Mediation Program is under the direction of Professor Ellen Waldman: email@example.com