Mediation Practicum FAQs
Mediation Practicum is a three hour, three credit course that meets weekly. It is a highly participatory course, and therefore class attendance and participation are extremely important. Missed classes must be approved by the instructor, and may result in failure to meet requirements for GODR registration. The course may be taken for a grade without registration with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
There is a final exam that is performance based and involves participating in mediation simulations similar to the role plays performed in class. Typically the exam is administered during the last class rather than during exam period. Students must also complete practical drafting assignments and a reflective paper that appraises their learning and their performance as a mediator.
Registration eligibility for Mediation Practicum is based on the points allocation process. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section. The practicum is offered during Fall and Spring and Summer semesters.
Mediation Practicum hours do not count towards your clinical credit cap.
Meditation Clinic FAQs
Mediation Clinic operates in conjunction with various courts and dispute resolution programs in Georgia. Cases for online or in-person mediation are provided through the 10th Judicial District ADR Program, the State and Magistrate Courts of Athens-Clarke County, The Mediation Center of Savannah, University Housing at UGA and other partners.
Mediation Clinic students must successfully complete Mediation Practicum and register with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Mediation Clinic offers 3 hours of clinical credits. Students attend a two-hour weekly seminar and are available to mediate remotely and on-site every week. Other course requirements include weekly readings, reflective journals, class presentations, participation in class case rounds and an in-depth case assessment.
In addition to completion of Mediation Practicum and registration as a neutral with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, prospective students must submit a written application through the clinical application process. Students may be interviewed. Students are advised as to whether they may enroll prior to the registration period. No more than eight students may enroll per semester, though fewer students may be accepted depending on fieldwork opportunities. Mediation Clinic is available Spring, Summer and Fall to eligible students.