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Fall 2019
LAW728  AS  CROSS CULTURAL COLLABORATION

Course Description
Every major public action, renovation or construction project requires a team effort between community leaders, agency representatives, elected officials, and members of the public. It involves numerous community meetings, workshops, council meetings, interagency meetings, all involving people of competing interests. Running a meeting is an exercise in democracy, requiring skill and understanding of the law, the circumstances, the people involved, and what’s at stake, as well as the ability to diplomatically guide them through the shoals. On the broader scope, it provides lawyers working on an international stage the opportunity to understand how multicultural interests and dynamics can either support or undermine common efforts. This course utilizes basic dispute resolution concepts as applied in multiparty discussions. It is an introduction to how to move a project from proposal to approval through a maze of governmental agencies and committees. Skills include understanding the multiple layers of conflict and how to systematically work through them to achieve accord. Course activities include observation of actual governmental meetings. It includes instruction on how to guide group discussion in a productive and meaningful way. The course is highly interactive.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   W  3:30 PM-5:20 PM F402

Course Frequency

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Mandatory Pass/Fail
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions: Open only to LLM students.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
NEW YORK SKILLS
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice: A Realistic Integrated Approach
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Paul J. Zwier and Thomas F. Guernsey
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781601564795
      

Additional Materials:
A course materials packet is available for purchase at the Copy Center for students who wish to have a hard copy of the materials. The Copy Center will accept cash, check, or money deposited into your Cane card, but will not accept debit or credit cards. The course materials packet will also be posted on TWEN after July 15th.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: There will not be a first class assignment for this course.

    Material:
    Required textbook: Zwier and Guernsey, Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Theory and Practice: A Realistic Integrated Approach (2nd ed. 2015); ISBN 978-1601564795

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:
    https://lawschool.westlaw.com/manage/HomePage.aspx?NavChoice=mycourses&task=coursehomepage&courseid=272623

    Additional Information:
    The Syllabus and course materials packet are available at the Copy Center for students who wish to have a hard copy of the materials. The Copy Center will accept cash, check, or money deposited into your Cane card, but will not accept debit or credit cards. All of the course materials are also available on the TWEN course page. Please be sure to register.
      

 
Professor(s)

SEITLIN, JANET


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: seitlinlaw@att.net
Phone: 305-470-5826