Clinical Credit for Fall 2017

Clinical credit for mediating with the Harvard Mediation Program is available for up to five students enrolled in David Hoffman’s Mediation course. Through the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), students are given an opportunity to observe and conduct mediations in small claims courts in the Boston area.

CLINICAL CREDIT

One clinical credit is available and based on an expectation that a student will spend about 4 hours each week doing this clinical.  (About 48 hours total not counting training.)

REQUIREMENTS

Clinical students must complete HMP’s 32-hour basic mediation training scheduled for September 23 & September 24 and October 14 & 15, 2017; mediate or observe in small claims court every week during the spring semester; and work one hour per week in the HMP office.  Clinical students will also keep a weekly journal reflecting on their mediation experiences and write a short “final report” at the end of the semester.

EVALUATION AND COACHING

HMP has a Clinical Instructor who will work with you throughout the semester.  The Clinical Instructor will read and respond to your journals, observe you in court and meet with you periodically, evaluate your written work, and recommend a final grade for the clinical.

TO LEARN MORE

If you are interested in learning more about the clinical credit opportunity with HMP, please contact the HMP Clinical Instructor, Cathy Mondell at 617-495-1854 or by e-mail at cmondell@law.harvard.edu. You can also contact the HMP office at 617-495-1854 or stop by HMP located in Pound Hall, Room 521.

REQUIRED PAPERWORK

Pages 2-5 of  HMP’s basic training application must be completed and e-mailed to Cathy Mondell at cmondell@gmail.com and HMP’s Recruiting Directors at hmprecruitingdirectors@gmail.com. Applications are available on HMP’s website.