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International Negotiation and Mediation (Fall 2019)

  • Course Number: LAW-863
  • Class Number: 03266
  • Instructor: John Garman

Course Description

This is a 2-unit course that will introduce students to negotiation and mediation from an international perspective.  The goal is to develop essential skills for effective client representation in negotiation and mediation. The course will examine attorney responsibilities in advising clients about dispute resolution options, in preparing both the case and the client for mediation, and in representing clients in the mediation session itself. We will endeavor to have the students involved in 2 negotiation sessions as well as 2 to 3 mock mediations.


Final Exam:     75%

Class Participation and Demonstration of Representation Skills:      25%

There will be an in -class Final Examination in this course and the class is not available for CR/D/F grading. 

Class participation is expected and students will be graded on class participation. Class participation involves students engaging in negotiations and mediations with fellow students. Students will be given fact patterns and given the opportunity to act as clients, attorneys, negotiators and mediators in the class participation process.
The grading of the class is based upon the following:
Class Participation and Demonstration of Representation Skills:   25%
Final Exam:   75%

The percentages are based upon a scale of 100. Therefore, the maximum points received for the class participation is 25 and the maximum points received for the final examination is 75 points.


Course Details

  • Unit Value: 2
  • Grading Options: Numerical Only
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: yes
  • Participation: Required and graded