Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Stephen Altman
J.D. Seminar 317 | 3 credit hours
This seminar is an interactive workshop designed to teach the practice and principles of joint problem-solving, to improve students’ negotiating skills and to provide instruction in representing clients in mediations. Students will be expected to read, write, discuss, critique, and participate in simulated disputes. The simulations are designed to familiarize students with the negotiating process, to plan and prepare for negotiations, to identify and experiment with individual negotiating styles and to raise ethical and practical questions. Simulations are taken from a variety of practice areas. Students learn to negotiate by participating in simulations, studying and discussing negotiation theory and principles, analyzing negotiation exercises, and being critiqued.
Prerequisite: Completion of all first year courses, except Property and Criminal Justice (or the equivalent Democracy and Coercion, or Criminal Procedure), is required.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Mediation Seminar offered in the Summer 2016 session; or the Negotiations and Mediation Seminar; or Negotiations and Drafting Seminar.
In Summer 2016, this seminar will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days: June 3, 4, 5, and June 24, 25, and 26.