Oftentimes in the law reaching a fair resolution among competing interests is as important as finding the right legal answer.
Fordham Law’s Mediation Clinic provides you hands-on lawyer-mediator experience outside the adversarial arena but inside New York City courts.
You will work with a co-mediator partner in actual mediations, learning to view dispute resolution in ways other than litigation or adversarial tactics while enhancing your communication and process management skills. You will also explore the legal, policy, and professional responsibility issues of mediation practice with an emphasis on the role of the attorney as a neutral third party facilitator.
One night a week for ten weeks, you will mediate a wide variety of cases in New York's Small Claims Courts including disputes involving landlords and tenants, employers and employees, and defective goods and services. You will focus on problem solving negotiation approaches to dispute resolution.