This article describes the authors’ experiences in designing, initiating, and evaluating a Mediation Clinic in which students mediate disputes between incarcerated juveniles. With the purpose of enhancing students’ “essential human competencies” of self-awareness, self-control, empathy, listening, teamwork, and conflict resolution, the authors describe techniques used to teach these relational skills appropriate to “a new breed of lawyer.” They also analyze the success of their program through both statistical and anecdotal evidence.
Floralynn Einesman and Linda Morton. Training a New Breed of Lawyer: California Western’s Advanced Mediation Program in Juvenile Hall, 39 Calif. Western L. Rev. 53 (2003).