Lodestar Mediation Clinic
The Lodestar Mediation Clinic, an integral component of the nationally recognized Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center, provides students the opportunity to learn about alternatives to litigation while gaining practical experience about the mediation process. Student attorneys experience an intensive training program focusing on the theory, strategy, and skills involved in the mediation of legal disputes, then act as mediators in civil (non-family) cases.
What students do:
- Act as neutral third parties who help Justice Court litigants attempt to resolve their lawsuits before trial.
- Shadow and co-mediate with professional mediators from the EEOC and private practice.
- Shadow judges in judicial settlement conferences.
Student Applications Dates for Clinic:
Applications: September 23rd through October 23rd, 2020
Offers extended to students: October 30, 2020
Student acceptances due: November 2nd, 2020 by 5 pm
Application period: January 11th - February 11th, 2021
Offers extended to students: February 25th, 2021
Student acceptances due: March 5th, 2021 by 5 pm
**IMPORTANT!* - Pursuant to the Statement of Student Policies, Clinics – Students who have applied for a clinic and have been accepted may decline upon offer without consequence. However, once a student has accepted a clinic offered, any student who drops the clinic without prior approval by the dean’s designee will be subject to the 12-month ban.
Students may apply via Atlas during the application period listed above.
Everyone entering the Beus Center for Law and Society Building is required to wear a face covering and all guests need to have an appointment.