Students learn how to listen, persuade and meet the emotional and psychological needs, as well as the legal needs, of the persons they meet professionally, frequently in a situation of crisis. Effective interviewing, advising, influencing, negotiating, developing facts and setting fees are discussed and experienced in role-plays and graded exercises. Emphasis is placed on appropriate resort to non-legal remedies. Discussions will focus on moderate-income clients, corporate clients, troubled clients, dishonest clients and dependent clients, among others. Although substantive law is not a significant part of the course, situations presented may involve zoning, domestic relations, criminal law, and consumer protection, among others. The class is presented in an interactive framework.
Although Counseling & Negotiation normally will meet for three hours on Monday evenings 6:30 – 9:30, on both the curriculum and room schedule Counseling & Negotiation is shown to meet 6:10-9:35 to accommodate those several times during the semester when additional time may be needed for the graded simulations.
|540F (CRN: 20934) Credits: 3|
Spring, 2015 (Evening).