LAW7251 - Negotiation and mediation skills
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Law
Leader: Mr Shawn Whelan
City (Melbourne) Term 2 2008 (On-campus block of classes)
This unit provides comprehensive coverage of the theory and skills of Principled Negotiation and their applications in mediation. Students will: explore a coherent and systematic framework for understanding negotiation, and its implications for a mediator's role; practise using guidelines for getting best results in negotiation, and for improving the effectiveness of mediation and related processes; practise techniques for defusing conflict within the mediation process; identify key assumptions that help define the various ADR processes available, and apply them in choosing an appropriate process for disputes; and examine practical and ethical tensions commonly faced by mediators.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have:
In addition, students should have: (g) improved their ability to participate in debate in the context of an interactive seminar; (h) improved their ability to offer constructive feedback to peers; (i) improved their ability to clearly and persuasively present ideas and arguments in oral and written form.
Role play (oral) assessment: 30%
Intensive over 5 days