This clinic focuses on the diverse range of intervenor and advocacy skills involved in mediation practice. Students serve as mediators in a broad range of settings, including disputes referred to local court-annexed mediation programs and the New York State Division of Human Rights. Students mediate cases involving workplace discrimination claims, public accommodations and disability issues, as well as landlord-tenant, family, neighbor and consumer disputes. For students interested in labor and worker-centered practice, the clinic includes both the study and practice of mediation in union and non-union employee/employer disputes. In addition to individual mediations, clinic students have worked in projects that advance mediation practice, including child welfare mediation, preparation of bench memos for mediators on a variety of legal topics and drafting guidelines for not-for-profits' use of internal dispute resolution mechanisms.
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