Negotiation & Mediation | L4460
This course introduces students to negotiation and mediation theory and practice. The course focuses on the development of the analytical and interpersonal skills necessary to be successful in negotiations and mediations, whether as advocates or neutrals. Readings will include case studies and articles from law, business, psychology and social work written by theorists and practitioners. Negotiation and mediation skills will be developed by dispute simulations in which the students will have the opportunity to play the roles of clients, advocates and neutrals. Readings and simulations will draw from a wide variety of dispute subject matter, such as civil litigation, family, victim-offender, commercial, employment and public disputes.
Prerequisites: N/A. However, it is strongly recommended that students taking Courts and Community Mediation Seminar and Lab also take this course.
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)