Negotiating, Counseling and Interviewing
NCI is a lawyering skills course focused on the study of techniques needed to lead clients through negotiated resolutions. The heart of the course is a semester-long simulation in which each student interviews ands counsel an ongoing client, then does all other work necessary to complete a simulated negotiation on that client’s behalf. Exercises in the main simulation build on previous efforts, so that students have the experience of working all the way through a complex settlement negotiation based on decisions made in conjunction with their own clients. Weekly readings and class demonstrations assist students in preparing for the graded role-playing exercises. All students are videotaped several times in the semester, and review their own performances individually or in small group meetings with their section professors. Students are evaluated based on their performances in simulations, research and preparation assignments, class engagement and a take-home final exam.
This upper-level simulation course focuses on the techniques needed to lead clients through negotiated resolutions.
Approved for the Experiential Learning Requirement. Registration is binding.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Family Law; Government/Public Sector; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance; Tax; Trusts and Estates; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional