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LL300: Advanced Negotiation and Mediation

Course content

This course introduces students to a range of issues surrounding the dynamics of disputes and to the advanced models of negotiation and mediation designed to aid in their resolution. The focus of the course, which draws on insights from a range of disciplines including law, anthropology, psychology and economics, is on looking at contemporary dispute resolution theories across a range of settings. An important feature of the course is the way in which it examines the interface between theory and practice. 

The course syllabus includes:

  • The evolution of disputes
  • Third party roles in dispute resolution
  • Bargaining in the shadow of the law
  • Negotiation models and tactics
  • ‘Getting to yes’
  • Evaluative, facilitative, transformative and transactional models of mediation
  • Mediation and negotiation role play.

Course outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  •  Critically evaluate on-going developments in law relating to alternative dispute resolution
  •  Discuss the socio-legal dynamics of disputes and the reasons why people embark on and pursue grievances
  •  Understand the distinctions between different types of dispute resolution processes;
  •  Appreciate how negotiation and mediation theories offer insights to the analysis and resolution of disputes
  •  Explain how negotiation and mediation theories can be used in practical situations
  •  Demonstrate improved personal skills through exposure to the everyday dynamics of negotiation and mediation.

The School of Law is one of the largest departments at the LSE, and has recently been ranked 7th in the 2014 QS World Law School Rankings. On this three week intensive programme, you will engage with and learn from full-time lecturers from the LSE’s law faculty. LL300 course lecturer, Professor Linda Mulcahy, teaches on a number of our undergraduate and graduate law modules, including Administrative Law, Socio-Legal theory and Practise and Advanced Mediation.

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Texts*

This course is not based on a single text. Students are, however, encouraged to buy Henry Brown and Arthur Marriot, (2012) ADR: Principles and Practice, London: Sweet and Maxwell;

Genn, Hazel, (2009) Judging Civil Justice (The Hamlyn Lectures) Cambridge, Cambridge University Press and

Roger Fisher and William Ury (2012) Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In, Random House.

The course readings also include journal articles and working papers, almost all of which can be accessed electronically. A course pack of key articles is provided.

 

*A more detailed reading list will be supplied prior to the start of the programme

**Course content, faculty and dates may be subject to change without prior notice



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KEY FACTS

Session: Two

Dates: 27th July - 14th August 2015

Lecturer: Professor Linda Mulcahy|


Level : 300 level

Fees: Click here| for information

Prerequisites:Introduction to legal methods or equivalent.

Lectures: 36 hours 

Classes: 12 hours

Assessment*: One examination and one essay

Typical credit**: 3 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)

 


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