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Environmental Negotiation and Mediation

Limit: 20 Students

The Environmental Negotiation and Mediation class offers a tour of the environmental, natural resources, and public policy negotiation world, from two-party real estate “green development” discussions to multi-party environmental justice policy issues to international natural resources mediations. There is a focus on hands-on learning and practical skills development. The course is designed to build students’ mutual-gains and cross-cultural negotiation skills throughout the semester, through participating in a multitude of simulations.

Students will experience different negotiation perspectives first-hand by taking on the roles of attorney, client, task force member and national delegate, mediator. The first-hand experience will allow for focus on problem-solving approaches and gaining a sense for the dynamics of complex negotiations involving multiple stakeholders.

There is no prerequisite for this class, which is designed to complement the Alternative Dispute Resolution class and other dispute resolution offerings at Lewis & Clark.   

Students are evaluated based on participation in class discussions and negotiations, written products (negotiation preparatory materials and reflective journals), and a final exam. 

The class does not meet the Writing Intensive Experience or Capstone requirement.