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Moot Court: ABA Negotiation School Competition

NOTE: This course description is new for the 2017-2018 academic year. You may read the prior course description immediately below the new one. 

2017-2018

Limit: 20 students

Note: You cannot enroll in this course if you have taken Negotiations (LAW-466).

Everyone negotiates, and lawyers negotiate more than most people. The purpose of this course is twofold: To study and practice effective negotiating strategies and techniques and to prepare students for the School and Regional ABA Negotiation Competitions.

Students will study materials on negotiation, conduct negotiations, and deliver written and oral critiques of recorded and actual negotiation simulations. This course requires weekly intensive preparation,  teamwork, class discussion and coordination of schedules. The negotiation scenarios simulate legal negotiations in which law students (usually acting as lawyers) negotiate a series of legal problems or observe and critique the negotiation. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side of the negotiation simulation. While all of the competition simulations deal with the same general topic,  the other simulations before the competition will explore variety of legal and ethical issues, facts, negotiation techniques and strategies. 

Class will meet through the School Negotiation Competition on October 14th, 2017.

Given the intensive class structure and schedule (meeting for 4 hours once/week through Saturday October 7th and participating in the October 14th, 2017 School Negotiation Competition 8:00am to 6:00pm), the professor will not allow drops or adds after September 8th, 2017.

Class attendance and participation in the School Competition is mandatory. Except in the case of an emergency absence, where make up work is completed, any class absence is grounds for receiving a grade of No Credit in the class. 

Between two and six students will be chosen from the School Negotiation Competition to represent the law school at the Regional Negotiation Competition. The Regional Competition will take place either November 3-5, 2017 or  November 10-12, 2017 will most likely be held at University of California Law School in Davis, CA. The exact location and  weekend of the Regional Negotiation Competition this year is unknown at this time but will be determined by the ABA Law Student Division and the Young Lawyer’s Division by October 6, 2017. 

Students who compete in the Regional Competition are eligible to receive an additional credit hour. The selected students are eligible to add this credit hour after October 14th, 2017. 

Each year the ABA Law Student Division and the Young Lawyer’s Division sponsors a National Negotiation Competition. The National Competition will be held in conjunction with the ABA mid-year meeting on February 1st-4th, 2018 in Vancouver, BC. Any student team that places first in the Regional Competition will be invited to participate in the National Competition.  Any student team that places second may be invited to participate in the National Competition. Any students competing in the National Competition will be eligible to enroll for an additional credit hour in the Spring Semester 2018.

This year’s topic for all Negotiation Competitions is TBA.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students. 

Skills: negotiation, analysis

 

NOTE: The below course description applies to the 2015-2016 academic year.

2015-2016

Limit: 20 students

Note: You cannot enroll in this course if you have taken Negotiations (LAW-466).

Everyone negotiates, and lawyers negotiate more than most people. The purpose of this course is twofold: To study and practice effective negotiating strategies and techniques and to prepare students for the School ABA Negotiation Competition.

Students will study materials on negotiation, conduct negotiations, and critique recorded and actual simulations. This course requires intensive teamwork, class discussion and coordination of schedules. The negotiation scenarios simulate legal negotiations in which law students (usually acting as lawyers), negotiate a series of legal problems. The simulations consist of a common set of facts known by all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. All of the competition simulations deal with the same general topic, but the negotiation situation varies with each round and level of the competition.

Class will meet until the School Competition on October 10, 2015.

Given the intensive class structure and schedule, the professor will not allow drops or adds after September 7th, 2015.

Class attendance and participation in the School Competition at the Law School, scheduled for Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is mandatory.

Between two and six students will be chosen from the School Competition to represent the law school at the Regional Competition. The Regional Competition will take place either November 6-7, 2015 or 
November 13-14, 2015. The location and the exact weekend of the Regional Competition this year is unknown at this time but will be known by October 5, 2015.

Students who compete in the Regional Competition may be eligible to receive an additional credit hour. (See Regional Competition description below).

Each year the ABA Law Student Division and the Young Lawyer’s Division sponsor a National Negotiation Competition. The National Competition will be held in conjunction with the ABA mid-year meeting on February 4th-6th, 2016 in San Diego.

This year’s topic for all Negotiation Competitions is Information Law.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students, a minimum of eight students necessary.

Skills: negotiation, analysis

*Students may not earn more than six (6) credit hours in any one skill area

 

 

 

Moot Court: ABA Negotiations/Regional Competition

Between two and six students will be chosen from the School Competition to represent the law school at the Regional Competition. The Regional Competition will take place either November 6-7, 2015 or 
November 13-14, 2015. The location and the exact weekend of the Regional Competition this year is unknown at this time but will be known by October 5, 2015.

The exact date will be determined by the ABA Law Student Division and the Young Lawyer’s Division. The selected students are eligible to add and enroll in this class after October 10th, 2015.

The winning team of the Regional Competition will advance to the National Negotiation Competition held in conjunction with the ABA mid-year meeting on February 4th-6th in San Diego.

Skills: negotiation, analysis

Students may not earn more than six (6) credit hours in any one skill area

Note: You cannot enroll in this course if you have taken Negotiations (LAW-466).