This course will emphasize the counseling and negotiation skills necessary to represent clients effectively in a collaborative law process -- an interdisciplinary dispute resolution process in which lawyers work closely with other professionals help clients resolve disputes respectfully, without resort to court proceedings. The course will provide an understanding of collaborative law and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes, including mediation, litigation and adversary negotiation; it will also help students develop the skills to act as dispute resolution advocates and as effective collaborative professionals. The course will use simulation and role play to enable students to practice collaborative negotiation and problem-solving skills, both individually and in small groups. Students will be evaluated based on a short reflection paper and participation in simulations. Successful completion of the course will meet the International Academy of Collaborative Professionalsí minimum membership standards and will provide students with knowledge of the theories, practices and skills needed to practice collaborative law in both family proceedings and other civil disputes.
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Last offered Spring 2015.