Section Description Provided by Instructor
The Negotiation Workshop provides students with an experiential, simulation-based introduction to the theory and practice of negotiation. The course will consider such topics as integrative and distributive bargaining; barriers to agreement and ways to overcome them; negotiation skills such as listening, communication, and persuasion; the determinants of bargaining power; client relationships; negotiation ethics; and the role of culture, gender, and race in negotiation.
This Section of the Workshop provides students with all the foundational skills, principles, tools and methods of the other sections, but through an international lens. The cross-border elements in international negotiation add another set of challenges to the theory and practice of negotiation. In particular, the heightened information asymmetries brought on by differences in culture, language, value systems, international subjectivity of the parties, as well as interaction with foreign laws and theconflict of laws. These factors can exacerbate the difficulties of communication between the parties and create additional barriers to agreement.
Students will be expected to prepare for and take part in role plays, to keep a weekly journal in which they analyze their negotiation experiences, and to participate in a final project that includes a 4000-5000 written analysis of a capstone negotiation.
The course will be taught in a small group consisting of no more than 20 students. Because of the experiential and team-based nature of the coursework, class attendance is required. If you anticipate missing more than one class session over the course of the term, you should not take the course (or should take it in a different term when you will not have such conflicts). Unanticipated absences due to illness or similar supervening circumstances will be accommodated as is reasonable; makeup activities may be required as part of the accommodation
SPECIAL REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Students interested in enrolling in Negotiation Workshop first need to pre-register for combined Section 1, which contains all students in the course. Once you have selected Section 1, you will have the opportunity to prioritize individual sections, each associated with a particular professor. Your preferences will be included as part of the course lottery and the system will register you (or put you on the wait lists) for the Negotiation Workshop as it would for other classes. If the course lottery assigns you to one of the Workshop sections, you will be removed from the wait lists of other Workshop sections. Students can add their name to the wait list of any section of Negotiation Workshop during the Add/Drop period.
Please note: All registered students who wish to remain in the course must attend the first session unless they receive advance permission from their instructor to be absent.
Wait-listed students are encouraged to attend the first class. Those on the wait list who do attend will have priority as spaces open up. In most semesters we have been able to accommodate all waitlisted students who show up in person, though not necessarily in the section they attend.
This course will meet in Case Lounge (JG 701) on the following dates:
February 11, 18, 25
March 10, 17, 31
April 7, 12
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Minor (automatic), Major (only upon consultation) (Major and LLM Writing Credit requires instructor's approval and submission of an additional 6500-8000-word paper.)
LLM Writing Project
(only upon consultation)