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Clinical credit for mediating with the Harvard Mediation Program is available for up to five students enrolled in David Hoffman's Mediation course. Through the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), students are given an opportunity to observe and conduct mediations in small claims courts in the Boston area.
One clinical credit is available and based on an expectation that a student will spend about 5 hours each week doing this clinical. (About 60 hours total not counting training.)
Clinical students must complete HMP's 32-hour basic mediation training and mediate or observe in small claims court every week during the spring semester and work one hour per week in the HMP office. Clinical students will also keep a weekly journal reflecting on their mediation experiences and write a short “final report” at the end of the semester. HMP's mediation training is offered during both the fall and spring semester. Training dates for the 2014-2015 academic year are scheduled for September 28 & 29 and October 17 & 18. HMP's also holds a basic training in February but dates are not yet confirmed. Important Note: Completion of one 32-hour training either in the fall semester or the spring semester is required.
HMP has a Clinical Supervisor who will work with you throughout the semester. The Clinical Supervisor will read and respond to your journals, observe you in court and meet with you periodically, evaluate your written work, and recommend a final grade for the clinical.
If you are interested in learning more about the clinical credit opportunity with HMP, please contact the HMP Clinical Supervisor, Prill Ellis at 617-522-5552 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the HMP office at 617-495-1854.
Pages 3 & 4 of HMP's basic training application must be completed and turned into the HMP office located in Pound Hall, Room 521. Applications are available on HMP's website.
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