LAWS5158 Negotiation and Mediation

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces students to the principles of interest-based negotiation and mediation. The overall objectives are to give students some familiarity with the processes of interest-based negotiation and mediation, some fundamental skills in using them and an understanding of how to apply the skills in practice. The unit is conducted using lectures and experiential exercises to give students an understanding of the theory of negotiation and mediation, and to give them an opportunity to learn and practice the skills of each process.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate (a) an advanced and integrated knowledge of the theories of interest-based negotiation and facilitative mediation; (b) an in-depth understanding of the suitability of specific disputes to specific alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods; (2) demonstrate the ability to conduct themselves ethically and professionally in a dispute resolution scenario with mock clients; (3) demonstrate the ability to (a) articulate key areas of conflict; (b) identify and critically evaluate the utility of different applied techniques in negotiation and mediation; (c) develop and apply professional skills in conducting negotiation and facilitative mediation as lawyers representing third parties and as mediators; (4) demonstrate (a) the ability to function in a group; (b) advanced oral presentation skills; (c) working with specific skills in mock negotiation and mediation; and (5) demonstrate an ability to work with autonomy and professionalism.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) daily journal entries and concluding summary; (2) daily participation and preparation; (3) negotiation preparation; (4) mediators opening statement; (5) mediation skills and participation (preparation and role-playing); and (6) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Jill Howieson
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics, LAWS4104 Property
and
LAWS4107 Land Law
Advisable prior study:
LAWS4105 Dispute Resolution
Approved quota: 36—first-come, first-served basis
Contact hours
23–26 July
Note
Students must attend every day of the intensive period of teaching.
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