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Mediation and Negotiation Skills

  • Typically offered every other year
Description: This seminar concentrates on skill building for resolving disputes through negotiation and mediation with individual direction and group interaction. Enactments of such negotiations as basic prisoner’s dilemma-type negotiations, employment contract in which the clients are present and represented by attorneys, or real estate transactions in which only attorneys are present are explored. Students are expected to participate in eight dispute resolution exercises, four of which focus on mediation as both mediator and mediatee. There is no paper; however, an exam is given.

Beginning 2012, anyone missing the first class session without informing the instructor of the absence prior to the class may be dropped from the class. If students are on a wait list for the class and would like to be considered as still eligible for possible enrollment, they must either attend the first class or send an email to the instructor to confirm his/her interest before the class meets.