Launching the Jewish Divorce Mediation Clinic in Fall 2018

The School of Law is launching the Jewish Divorce Mediation Clinic in Fall 2018. Open to JD and LL.M. students of all religions or with no religious faith, the Clinic will provide mediation services to families in civil and religious courts. For divorcing Jewish couples, parties often must receive a religious divorce in addition to a civil divorce. In collaboration with the Jewish Divorce Assistance Center of Los Angeles, clinic faculty and students will observe and participate in complex mediations in this context. Students will study divorce practices from multiple religions. The practice is at the intersection of California family law in civil courts, Jewish law in religious courts, and alternative dispute resolution in intercultural contexts.

This is an open-enrollment, upper-level elective. You may read more information in the course schedule and registration notes. Please write Professor Jeff Baker if you are interested or have other questions about the course.