Housing Mediation Clinic
The Housing Mediation Clinic is part of an innovative California Housing Court project funded by the 2009 Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act. The Clinic provides free housing mediation services for landlord/tenant disputes where at least one party qualifies for pro bono representation. Mediation is becoming an increasingly important skill for lawyers to have, and Pacific McGeorge law students have an invaluable experiential learning opportunity to conduct mediations.
Clinic students learn about landlord/tenant law and mediate landlord/tenant cases under the joint supervision of Clinic Director Dorothy Landsberg and Pauline Nguyen, an experienced mediator hired under the Shriver Act grant.
Dorothy Landsberg, Director of Legal Clinics and Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills, helped create four innovative clinics. Landsberg is a trained mediator and has extensive practice experience for over 20 years in education and employment law. In 1974 she served on the staff of the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry. She began her career in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, on the staff of Assistant Attorney General John Doar.