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J.D. Seminar 317 | 3 credit hours
According to the American Bar Association’s Vanishing Trial Project, 98.2% of civil cases filed in federal courts are resolved through negotiated settlement rather than by jury verdict or judicial order. Anecdotal accounts suggest a comparable statistic for the state courts. Similarly, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons report that 93.6% of criminal cases are resolved through the plea bargaining process. The empirical data underscores the importance of learning to negotiate within the context of litigation and its principal discovery devices.
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 meets from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following days: June 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. Full attendance and participation is required at all six sessions. All enrolled and waitlisted students must attend the first class in order to be enrolled in this seminar.