This course calls for students to serve as court appointed mediators to assist landlords and tenants in resolving their disputes under the auspices of the Municipal Court of Philadelphia. After an intensive training program which will encompass both Landlord/Tenant Law and the mediation process, the mediator will meet with the parties and guide the discussion, clarify legal questions and possibly generate options for resolution of dispute.
Schedule To Be Announced
Additional Time Requirements
Only the first four students admitted to this clinical course will be permitted to mediate cases on Fridays. The remaining four students will mediate cases on a day other than Friday. Full day Fridays for the first five weeks. After the first five weeks, students will mediate cases during two mediation sessions each week. Students must complete a mimimum of 10 hours each week of the semester of experiential work, classroom learning, or out of class assignments. 20 mediations are required. Mediations are scheduled for 9 am and 1 pm. Most students will be expected to work on days other than Friday.
Full day Fridays for five weeks at the Philadelphia Municipal Court - 1339 Chestnut St.