The mediation program consists of two courses, Mediation Practicum and Mediation Clinic. Mediation Practicum is a general civil mediation training that is approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. Students who complete all of the requirements are eligible to register as neutrals with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and, once registered, mediate court-referred cases in Georgia.
Mediation Clinic is a clinical experience where students mediate on-site and online for the Athens Clarke-County State and Magistrate Courts, The Mediation Center of Savannah and UGA Housing.
Mediation skills are useful in virtually any area of legal practice or professional life. Mediation students learn to communicate clearly, think strategically and creatively, utilize principles of effective negotiation, and draft clear and enforceable settlement agreements.