Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professor Julie Linkins
J.D. Seminar 317 | 3 credit hours
This intensive, interactive seminar is designed to teach participants the theory and practice of effective negotiation and negotiation advocacy so that they may improve their skill in joint problem solving and joint decision making. Negotiation skills are best learned by doing, so this seminar includes numerous opportunities for participants to enact the skills, principles, and approaches learned. The simulations and activities are designed to familiarize students with the negotiating process, help them prepare for entering and conducting a formal negotiation, teach them to identify and engage in the types of informal negotiations that occur every day, allow them to experiment with various styles and techniques, and introduce a variety of practical and ethical problems that they might encounter. Simulations are derived from a range of practice areas, including interpersonal, commercial, transactional, and international disputes, among others. The effects of culture, gender, power, politics, psychology, neuroscience, and personal conflict styles will be examined. Participants will apply their negotiation skills in the real world and evaluate the results. The course will also explore the use of alternative dispute resolution and conflict management systems to break or avert impasse in negotiation and facilitate the constructive handling of conflict.
Prerequisite: Completion of all first year courses except Property and Criminal Justice (or Democracy and Coercion), or Criminal Procedure is required. Recommended: prior or concurrent enrollment in a professional responsibility course.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Negotiations and Mediation Seminar or Negotiations and Drafting Seminar.
In Spring 2016, this seminar will meet for 6 days of intensive sessions as follows: 1/29 and 2/26, 1:15 p.m. - 5:44 p.m.; 1/30, 1/31, 2/27 and 2/28, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.