Curriculum Guide · Courses
International Negotiations Seminar
Professor Timothy Harr
J.D. Seminar 240 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This seminar seeks to develop skills and knowledge to participate in negotiations and in particular international business negotiations. Approximately a third of course time is devoted to the negotiating process and analysis of negotiation principles and dynamics. Another third is spent on the cultural, practical, legal and strategic elements of international business transactions. The balance is spent on a series of "mock" negotiations. Students, individually and in groups, experiment with different negotiating techniques and fact situations of increasing complexity. The course requirement is principally satisfied through preparation of a comprehensive negotiated agreement and follow-up memorandum. Heavy emphasis is placed on class participation, including the negotiations. The final negotiating problem requires substantial team work with others, including strategy, analysis, and preparation. Negotiations are carried on both inside and outside normal class time.
Students may not receive credit for this course and the International Negotiations Seminar in the graduate program (LAWJ-958 or LAWG-958) or International Business Negotiations.
Students may not withdraw from this class after the add/drop period ends without the permission of the professor.