J.D. Seminar 317
| 3 credit hours
The Negotiation Seminar is an intensive, skills-based class that emphasizes the ability to think and write analytically about the process of negotiating. The Seminar utilizes role plays, problem sets, instructional readings, and in-class discussions to provide a comprehensive approach to negotiating in all contexts. We will focus on two conceptual frameworks, namely “Principled Negotiation,” as developed by Roger Fisher and the faculty of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and the “Three Tensions” of Negotiation, as developed by Robert Mnookin and the faculty of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project. The interactive nature of this class provides participants with an opportunity to work closely with each other and with the professor.
Participants will be expected to prepare for role plays before class. Participants will also be required to write a 6-8 page paper and a 13-15 page final paper. There will also be a small group project. There will be no final examination.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Negotiations and Mediation Seminar or Negotiations and Drafting Seminar. Students MAY take both this course and the Mediation Seminar.
In Spring 2017, this course will meet for six days of intensive sessions on the following dates: 1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 3/31, 4/1, and 4/2.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS. All enrolled and waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to be eligible for a seat in the class. Because role-play pairings are pre-assigned and depend on the presence of all participants, attendance at every class in its entirety is mandatory.
If you are planning to take the MPRE in Spring 2017, the exam may conflict with this course because the MPRE will be offered on a Saturday in March or April. The date should be released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners in October and will be available at http://www.ncbex.org/exams/mpre/registration/.
There is a course materials fee for this course, which covers outside vendor materials purchased on behalf of all enrolled students (these materials are distributed as part of the course’s in-class assignments and exercises). This fee is posted to your student account in August (for Fall courses) or December (for Spring courses), or as soon as you are enrolled in the course, whichever is later. Students who drop the course will be refunded the amount. Students approved to withdraw will not be refunded.
A student will be permitted to drop a course that meets for the first time after the add/drop period, without a transcript notation, if a student submits a written request to the Office of the Registrar prior to the start of the second class meeting. Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.
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