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Spring 2018 Class Descriptions

NAFTA and Free Trade (LWIC568)

Instructor(s): Ralph Folsom

3 credit(s), Letter Graded
Requirement(s): Writing
Concentration(s): International Law, LLM in International Law

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have dramatically multiplied in number and scope, often covering foreign investment, intellectual property, cross-border services, environmental and labor issues, and dispute settlement arbitrations, in addition to trade in goods. This course provides an introduction to the law and policy issues of Free Trade Agreements, focusing particularly on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and KORUS, the U.S.-Korea FTA. FTAs of Japan, China, South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Latin America, the United States and the European Union will also be considered.

This research paper course is designed to allow fulfillment of the Law School’s Writing Requirement.

Negotiation (LWLP560)

Instructor(s): Susan Hack, Virginia Nelson Andrews, Herbert Lazerow

3 credit(s), H/P/L/F Graded
Requirement(s): Experiential
Concentration(s): Business and Corporate Law, Employment and Labor Law, LLM in Business and Corporate Law, Civil Litigation

Effective negotiation skills are essential to the successful practice of law. Most legal disputes are resolved through direct negotiation. This course will teach students effective communication techniques and negotiation strategies in a workshop style setting. The course will introduce students to different types of bargaining, different approaches to bargaining, specialized communication techniques used by effective negotiators, and techniques for overcoming negotiating impasses. Negotiation practices will be taught using both lecture and experiential methods (interactive exercise, role play exercises). This course will be practical in its orientation, with an emphasis on prevailing negotiation techniques and strategies customarily used by practicing lawyers. Due to the participatory nature of the course, enrollment will be limited. Grades are based upon in class participation, in class exercises, student reflection/self-assessment, and homework assignments. The course is graded on a 4-tier Pass/Fail basis. 

Note: There are limitations on concentration eligibility. Check the Business and Corporate Law Concentration (JD), Civil Litigation Concentration (JD), Employment and Labor Law Concentration (JD) web pages for more information.
Additional Information: Business and Corporate Law Concentration, Civil Litigation Concentration, Employment and Labor Law Concentration