Learning by Doing: The First UK Mediation Clinic Conference 

Saturday 6th February 2021 via Zoom 

Postgraduate law students

Mediation clinics hold the promise of combining academic learning and practical action for the community.  Strathclyde Mediation Clinic started with a single case in 2011, and now provides small claims mediation in nearly half of Scotland’s courts.  This online conference, hosted by University of Strathclyde, will be the first to bring together all those with an interest in the clinical education of mediators.   

The day includes input from clinic founders, practitioners, students, courts and researchers.  We hear from Margaret Mitchell MSP, former Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee, on what impressed her about the Mediation Clinic’s work in the justice system. The day will close with an inspiring keynote by US mediation pioneer and founder of an early clinic, Prof Carrie Menkel-Meadow.  

Topics include starting a mediation clinic, working with the courts, mediating remotely, learning from research and the legacy of Covid.  There will also be opportunities for networking and discussion.  

A provisional programme can be found here.

Everyone attending must Sign up via Eventbrite. 

Cost:  Non-students £45 and should be purchased via the University of Strathclyde Online Shop

Students go free but must register.

Participants will be sent Zoom details in time for the Conference. 

Biographies of Speakers