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 and to improve students’ negotiating skills. 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 2013 semester; or the Negotiations and Mediation Seminar; or Negotiations and Drafting Seminar.
In Summer 2013, this seminar will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following days: May 31, June 1, 2, 14, 15, and 16. Full attendance and participation is required at all six sessions, and students who cannot firmly commit to be at all six sessions should not enroll. The schedule is a demanding one, and those students with other significant commitments on the scheduled weekends should not enroll. All enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class in order to be enrolled in this seminar.