Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic

Landlord-Tenant Mediation Clinic students will mediate landlord/tenant disputes and other disputes later in the year, including cases handled in the State and Magistrate courts; particularly small claim civil issues such as disputes between neighbors, consumers and businesses and creditors and debtors. Assuming an agreement is reached during mediation, students will be responsible for drafting the order detailing the agreement.

Students work under the supervision of an attorney mediating cases that deal with numerous issues of law within the court system. Prior to mediating, students will receive 28 hours of civil mediation training and obtain certification as registered 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: Wednesday, Feb. 8-Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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 will take place at the courthouse during the semester.