Negotiation and Mediation
"When assisting individuals and groups in resolving disputes, lawyers who act as negotiators and mediators frequently find themselves working with parties from diverse cultural backgrounds. Some of these individuals may speak different languages and/or be from different racial or ethnic backgrounds. To serve as competent negotiators and mediators and to develop a positive relationship with disputing parties, lawyers must be able to navigate the different cultural settings they will encounter. In this seminar, students will examine the theory and practice of negotiation and mediation as well as the behaviors and attitudes that contribute to cultural competence. Students will also be provided the opportunity through simulations to enhance their skills as culturally competent negotiators and mediators."