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Advanced Negotiation: International

Building on skills developed, tools acquired and theory learned in the basic Negotiation Seminar, this advanced seminar explores how lawyers, diplomats, NGOs and citizen advocates can successfully negotiate agreements in the public international field with a special focus on processes not clearly governed by a legal or diplomatic framework or connected to an enforcement body. The goal of this course will be to help students learn how to 1) critically evaluate and 2) organize and participate in these kinds of processes, with special attention to what their role as lawyers or legal advisors can be in such contexts. The course will incorporate scenarios, case studies, and simulations in the following areas: > Track 2 processes > Governance/civil society engagement (particularly regarding resource management, transparency and accountability, extractive industries) > Transitional justice (including reparations, truth-telling, reconciliation efforts, victim-perpetrator dialogue, restorative justice) > Peace processes, peace treaty development > Security sector reform > DDR (disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of armed groups). Prerequisite: Negotiation Seminar (LAW 615), its substantial academic equivalent, or substantial experience in the field. SPILS students are especially encouraged to enroll. This course is also open to cross-registration by graduate students in a variety of departments and programs including International Policy Studies, provided that they have had sufficient prior background in negotiation. CONSENT APPLICATION: To apply for this course, students must complete and e-mail the Consent Application Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students) to the instructors. See Consent Application Form for contact information and submission deadline. Elements used in grading: The seminar requires that students do the required reading, actively participate in class and simulations, make a team presentation analyzing a case study in international negotiation process, and to submit occasional short writing assignments.

2015-2016 Spring
03/28/2016 - 05/27/2016 Wed 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Notes: Professional Skills Requirement for Law Degree.

Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Jonathan D. Greenberg
Brenna Marea Powell
Janet Martinez
Megan Karsh