Classes and Clinics
|Negotiation (Fall 2013)||Negotiation (Spring 2014)|
|The Law of Settlement||Mediation|
|Interviewing and Counseling||Arbitration|
|Race, Gender, Bias, & Law||Federal Judicial Settlements|
Law students may cross-register for many graduate classes in the CRES Program. See the CRES course listing here.
Law Clinics and Externships
Small Claims Mediation Clinic. After completing a 32-hour basic mediation training, students spend one morning each week in a local small claims court, helping disputants to search for non-litigation solutions to their problems.
Probate Mediation Clinic. After completing both basic mediation training and a specialized probate mediation training, students enrolled in the clinic observe professional mediators and then co-mediate cases with these professionals. The cases are evaluated and assigned by Judge Holland in the Lane County Circuit Court. Cases involve issues in estate law, as well as adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.
Nonprofit Clinic. The clinic is a joint venture with the UO’s Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management and the Master’s Degree Program in Conflict and Dispute Resolution, where students learn about nonprofit work with the assistance of experienced practitioners in the field, and through hands-on experience working with non-profit clients. Through the program, students will learn how to negotiate the legal landscape of nonprofit organizations, which will allow them to help these facilitators of community improvement in the most constructive way.
Public Policy Facilitation Training and Externship. This intensive training, offered through a partnership with the National Policy Consensus Center, provides an introduction to the use of collaborative governance approaches for addressing complex public policy issues. Emphasis is placed on how to apply the five stages of the collaborative process to resolve issues, including the skills needed to structure meetings, facilitate groups and reach decisions using consensus. Interested participants are then placed on internship or externship projects throughout Oregon.