Student Programs

Clinical Mediation/Negotiation Internship

Every year, a clinical internship is offered to ten select students at Western Law. In 2016, a negotiation skills component was incorporated into the internship, in addition to the Alternative Dispute Resolution curriculum. Students who successfully complete this program will be granted a Certificate of Participation in the Internship from the DRC.

The program requires students to participate in bi-weekly training sessions where they are educated about these methods of alternative dispute resolution. The program involves both written components and hands-on training through simulated scenarios. In addition to their training, the ADR Interns may be given the opportunity to conduct live mediations in the community, and assist Community Legal Services in live negotiation and settlement of files.

ADR Interns may also lead community outreach programs, such as conflict resolution training workshops at local organizations. Lastly, Interns may help conduct intakes at 810 Court, where parties seeking or defending peace bonds may be open to mediation as an alternative method of resolving their dispute.

Interested students should be committed to the learning process and have a keen desire to participate in alternative dispute resolution. The total time commitment required for the internship averages 2-3 hours per week. If you have any questions about the ADR Internship or any of its components please email Intern applications will be accepted yearly in early September.