Let’s Make a Deal

Mediation Clinic students develop critical ADR skills while assisting with a federal court program that aims to settle civil rights lawsuits filed by Nevada inmates

By Matt Jacob

Many students who attend the Boyd School of Law at UNLV find their way to the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution because they have a passion for the center’s general mission: to help people settle legal disputes before their battle ends up in a courtroom.

Alix Goldstein was not such a student.

In fact, Goldstein didn’t get involved with the Saltman Center until her final semester as a Boyd School of Law student in spring 2023. That’s when she learned that the school’s Mediation Clinic was involved in a federal program in which Boyd students co-mediate civil rights claims

Let's Talk It Out

Mediation Clinic offers students the chance to develop valuable skills while co-mediating actual cases

Parking Arbitration Program Offers Students Valuable Experience

Ever receive a parking citation you don’t believe you deserved? It happens all the time on UNLV’s campus, which is why the university’s Parking Services department joined forces with the Saltman Center to create the Parking Arbitration Program. Here UNLV Law students serve as trained arbiters, rendering decisions after hearing appeals from those who believe they were wrongly ticketed.