LAW7312 - Advanced negotiation and mediation skills
6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Law
Leader: Mr Shawn Whelan
City (Melbourne) Summer semester A 2008 (On-campus block of classes)
This unit offers advanced skills training in the related disciplines of negotiation and mediation as they apply in the legal context. Whereas the prerequisite unit, LAW 7251, canvassed the foundational insights of the Principled Negotiation and Principled Mediation models developed at the Harvard Law School, this unit extends the application of these frameworks to situations of high-level conflict and complexity and explores other models of mediation. To do this, a range of advanced-level concepts and practical tools will be introduced.
Upon successful completion of the subject students should have:
Practical skills role-play (videotaped), plus a written review of assessment role-play (750 words): 30% Group presentation: 20% Essay (3750 words): 50%
The subject is taught over five days, each of six and a half hours duration (exclusive of breaks).
LAW 7251 or LAW 4160. Applications may be accepted in exceptional circumstances from students who can demonstrate understanding of the concepts and skills covered in these courses (ie. the 7 Element theory of Principled Negotiation and its application to mediation).