Course Information

Course Number

460

Credits

3

Area of Study & Practice

  • Civil Litigation: Practice and Procedure
  • Commercial Transactions and Bankruptcy
  • Employment Law
  • Family Property and Relations
  • Legal Skills

JD Graduation Requirements

This course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
  • Professional Skills

Negotiation


This seminar is intended to explore the processes of negotiation and settlement in legal and other contexts. Negotiation is defined as the process by which two (or more) parties attempt to reach a mutually agreed upon decision regarding the social ordering of relationships or the resolution of a dispute. Thus, agreement on a contract between two or more parties entails negotiation. Most civil and criminal litigation is settled by negotiation rather than decided at trial. Today, in many states, mandatory mediation-negotiation facilitated by a neutral party-is required before a case can be scheduled for trial. Other forms of alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration or summary jury trials are usually preceded by negotiation. The seminar will focus on the nature of interpersonal and intergroup conflict and strategies and tactics of negotiation. The goal of the seminar is to provide students with the opportunity to analyze the social process of conflict resolution in different legal contexts and to gain insight into their own negotiation styles. One class will introduce mediation advocacy techniques to help prepare students to negotiate when a mediator is involved in dispute resolution.

The seminar makes use of role-play simulation materials and assigned readings. The seminar requires consistent and active class participation, a weekly journal, and a final paper. Because of the nature of the course, the amount of information delivered during the first class period, the importance of participating in the first role-play simulation during the first class period, and the historically long waitlists for enrollment in the course, attendance at the first class is absolutely required. A student who fails to attend the first class without prior consent of the instructor will forfeit his or her place in the class. (Working for an additional week in the summer will not be an acceptable excuse for missing the first week of class.) Students who are on the waitlist for the course are encouraged to attend the first class, and those who do will be given preference to fill open slots in the class. There is a shortened drop period for this course so that students who are waitlisted can enter the class before the second class occurs. Thus, students may drop this course without permission only during the first week of classes (even if this is not a full calendar week).

Because of the similarities between this course and the negotiation course taught at the Fuqua School of Business, a law student may not receive law school credit for both courses.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.08
Spring 2015

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2015

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2015

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2015

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2014

Kathleen C. Wallace
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2014

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2014

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2014
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Kathleen C. Wallace
Negotiation 460.12
Spring 2014
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Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.11
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.10
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.09
Spring 2014
E-mail ListSakai Site

Kathleen C. Wallace
Negotiation 460.08
Fall 2013
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Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.07
Fall 2013
E-mail ListSakai Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Fall 2013
E-mail ListSakai Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.05
Fall 2013
E-mail ListSakai Site

Kathleen C. Wallace
Negotiation 460.08
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2013
Sakai Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

Kathleen C. Wallace
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

Kathleen C. Wallace
Negotiation 460.08
Spring 2012
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2012
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2012
E-mail ListSakai Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2012
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.08
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2011
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2010
E-mail List

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.08
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2010
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2009
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2008
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2007
E-mail ListBlackboard Site

Rene Stemple Ellis
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2007

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2007

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2007

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2006

Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2006

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2006

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2006

Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2006

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.06
Spring 2006

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.05
Spring 2006

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2005

Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2005

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2005

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2005

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.09
Spring 2005

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.08
Spring 2005

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.07
Spring 2005

Neil Vidmar
Negotiation 460.04
Fall 2004

Negotiation 460.03
Fall 2004

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.02
Fall 2004

Robert Beason
Negotiation 460.01
Fall 2004

James E. Coleman, Jr.
Negotiation 460.03
Spring 2004

Negotiation 460.02
Spring 2004

Diane Dimond
Negotiation 460.01
Spring 2004