909 - Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic (3)

Students co-mediate Section 1983 prisoner civil rights cases with a Federal Magistrate Judge during this year-long clinic. Under Section 1983, prisoners in state prisons have the right to file a civil rights complaint seeking relief for alleged violation of rights protected by the Constitution or created by federal statute. Students learn both the theory and practice of mediation and develop the skills necessary to serve as mediators, including conducting pre-mediation meetings with both sides. Students learn Section 1983 prisoner case law and work closely with Federal District Court personnel. Admission into the year-long Prisoner Civil Rights Mediation Clinic is by an application process, and is limited to third and fourth-year students. Prerequisite: LAW 526, LAW 802, LAW 525 or a non-credit basic 40-hour mediation workshop with the consent of the professor. Enrollment limit.