2012-13 Rodney Max Fellowship: The CCMC has opened Applications to Cumberland Law Students

Posted: Tue, 08/28/2012 - 16:03

The Cumberland Community Mediation Center (CCMC) is accepting applications from Cumberland School of Law students for the Rodney Max Mediation Fellowship. 

Established by Rodney A. Max, a nationally renowned mediator and a 1975 graduate of Cumberland School of Law, the fellowship recognizes the interest, achievements and scholarship of Cumberland students in the area of mediation. 

The Rodney Max Fellow will receive a $5,000 fellowship award for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The Fellow will work from the direction of Cassandra Adams, director of the CCMC.  The Fellow's primary responsibilities will be to manage the Samford Residence Life Mediation Program, co-mediate disputes as assigned by the CCMC director, and research and writing projects as assigned.

Applicants for this fellowship must have a strong interest in mediation and must have completed the law school’s Mediator Practice course (Law 805-01) or be enrolled in the course during Fall 2012. 

About the CCMC

Established in 2005, the Cumberland Community Mediation Center offers free community meditation to all communities surrounding the law school. Attorneys, community members and law students who are trained mediators volunteer their time to work for the project. The goal is to provide mediation services to those who are in need that might otherwise not be able to afford this service or come to a resolution without a third party. The center takes referrals from the court system and a number of other sources that fall within the principles of the center. The law school also offers students the Mediator Practice course. In this course, students receive mediator training, and study mediation theory, mediator strategies and techniques, and mediator ethics.