LAW-2283 Negotiation

Prof. Lisle Baker, Prof. Dwight Golann, Prof. Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Prof. Sabrina DeFabritiis, Ms. Ericka B. Gray, Ms. Carmin Reiss,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


Negotiation is a key skill that all practicing lawyers must have. This course teaches the theory and practice of negotiation in a legal context. Class time will focus on practice in simulations and role-plays, discussion of issues and problems raised by class exercises, analysis of videos, and brief lectures by the professor. Information about written assignments required and grading policies used by individual instructors appears below.


Faculty comments: Prof. Baker: Graded Pass/Fail. Enrollment limited to 18. While most of the focus of the course is on basic negotiation, some of the time and materials will be designed around property related negotiations, for example, negotiating and drafting an instrument, such as an easement or a right of first refusal, to provide students with an opportunity to review some of the issues from the basic property course and to understand how bargains are struck with both legal and business issues in mind. During the course, students will be asked to write a number of short papers and a final paper, as well as make brief presentations. Short papers may include memos in preparation, reflections on experience in role-plays or course reading, analysis of issues or problems, or other topics. Pass-Fail Grading will be based upon class participation, effort in course activities and exercises, and performance on written assignments. Prof. DeFabritiis: Graded Pass/Fail. Students in this section will be required to spend 4 hours in a complex role play in lieu of two class meetings.

Prof. Golann: Graded Pass/Fail.

Prof. Reiss: Graded pass/fail. Enrollment limited to 18.


pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Labor and Employment Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement


<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>