This course is limited to student members of the ADR Team. This year-long, two semester course is designed to teach negotiation and mediation theory with an experiential component. In the fall semester, the course will focus on legal negotiation theory, skills, and behavior. Through simulations and competitions students will learn and practice negotiation strategies, tactics, planning, and skills. Students are expected to complete assigned readings, attend classes and engage in mock negotiations. During the spring semester, students will explore the role of the attorney and client in the context of a mediation. Through readings, mock attorney-client meetings, and simulations, students will explore the role of mediation within the structure of the legal system. Written assignments may include documents such as mediation statements, drafting negotiation simulations, reflection papers, and representation plans. Throughout both semesters, students will work with team members, practitioners, jurists, coaches, and alumni to prepare for approved law- school negotiation and mediation competitions.
Students on the ADR Team enroll in this course only during their first year on the team. To the extent possible, each student will be given the opportunity to serve as either a competitor and/or an alternate for at least one competition.
|505T (CRN: 26029) Credits: 2|
Spring, 2014 (Evening).