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The program includes a residency in conjunction with a national conference in the program's first year.
Residencies for 2015:
The Mediation program requires that students attend three face-to-face residencies. All courses that require face-to-face components also require online components. The courses requiring residency fit within the normal 8-week term schedule. Residencies are generally around the third week of the term.
The first residency is the longest and requires a total of 11 days on campus. During the first residency, students are required to take the following courses:
The second and third residencies are six days each. Students will take MED 511 Advanced Practice I in the second residency and MED 512 Advanced Practice II in the third; both require 2.5 days of residency. Students must also choose two of the following four courses to be taken concurrently with the Advanced Practice courses:
The sixth day of residencies 2 and 3 are reserved for special topics, as well as additional discussions with faculty, students and notables in the field.
Residencies are offered in the first Spring term (January – February) and Summer term (May–June) of each year. Students from all levels of the program and most faculty gather during the residencies, making them wonderful opportunities to create community, develop professional networks, and discuss issues of common concern among the program's members.
The MSL Program requires that students attend one face-to-face Graduate Law Residency. The Residency provides students with an opportunity to come together on Champlain College's campus in Burlington, Vermont for three days of seminars with featured keynote speakers, workshops facilitated by MSL faculty, academic advising and face-to-face engagement with fellow students. Seminars and workshops will emphasize the legal philosophy and essential practical tools used in all substantive law courses in the program, academic integrity, professional ethics, the state of (and changes to) the legal profession and the function of the law within non-law career contexts. The Residency is offered once per year in June. All students must attend one Residency in order to graduate from the MSL program. The Residency dates for 2015 are June 16, 17, and 18.