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Family/Dependency Law Mediation Clinic (Spring 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-869
- Class Number: 03633
- Instructor: Marilyn Mordetzky
The Family/Dependency Law Mediation Clinic is a Spring semester course open to a subset of the students who enrolled in the Mediation Clinic I course in the Fall 2016 semester. Students will be taught the unique skills and substantive area of the law necessary to successfully mediate these important and challenging cases in the Edelman Children’s courthouse in Monterey Park. Mediations will be conducted in a co-mediation style and assisted by Supervisory staff of lead mediators at Edelman Children’s courthouse. In addition to substantial field work conducting mediations, the class will also have regular meetings at USC, where the students and the instructor will debrief the court mediations, discussing the challenges encountered as well as effective techniques and strategies to use in future mediations.
- Unit Value: 4
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: Th 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 12
- Exam: None
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
- Participation: Required and graded
- Pre-requisites: Enrollment in Mediation Clinic in fall 2016
- Enrollment Limitation: 10 students
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