Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic students will mediate landlord/tenant disputes, focusing primarily on residential cases with opportunities throughout the year to mediate commercial cases. Assuming an agreement is reached during mediation, students will be responsible for drafting the details of the settlement agreement, which will be presented to the court.

Students mediate under the supervision of an attorney, and will interact with court staff on a regular basis. Students will also observe court proceedings in Dispossessory Court, as well as State and Superior Court, as time permits. Prior to mediating, students will receive 28 hours of general civil mediation training and will be registered as neutrals with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

Required Mediation Training

Training is provided by the program and will occur the first or second week in August; attendance for the entire 28 hours of training is mandatory. Training dates will be confirmed no later than June 1.

Enrollment

This is a full academic year, two-semester clinic. Students must enroll in both the fall and spring semesters. Second- and third-year students may apply. The application process is through TWEN.

  • Application Period: Winter 2019

Interviews will follow

  • Required Background Check: Upon acceptance, a criminal background check by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution will be conducted.

Class Times

  • Students must be available to go to court from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. or 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Fulton County.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to mediate in DeKalb County. Weekly seminar sessions and/or case rounds will take place at the courthouse during the semester.