Universität Wien FIND

030198 KU Mediation for Lawyers (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Tuesday 08.03. 19:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum SEM10 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 1.OG
Friday 15.04. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Saturday 16.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Tuesday 10.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 24.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Tuesday 07.06. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM63 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Description
This course offers a practice-oriented introduction to the basic principles of mediation from a user’s perspective. It is addressed to aspiring legal professionals wishing to develop and train their problem-solving and negotiation skills. The course is designed to help students to advance their intuition in order to structure negotiation processes and to develop their own basic negotiation toolkit.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grading Criteria
Role Play Participation: 50%
Short Paper (5 pages): 50%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At the end of the course students will be able to do the following:
• analyze a problem both in terms of questions of fact and law
• identify goals, interests, and alternatives to a negotiated agreement,
develop criteria that would make a negotiated agreement legitimate, analyze the parties' relationship with a view to defining a communication strategy, explore levels of commitment and authority
• devise a negotiation strategy
• give oral presentations of legal and other arguments in a concise and convincing manner

Examination topics

The course offered makes use of traditional learning methods as well as new training techniques (role plays developed by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School). As negotiation is a skill developed through appropriate and purposeful practice, there will be little lecture in this course. The instructor will be active in observing and evaluating the process of learning and will provide feedback in the form of correctives (comments and demonstration) to help students improve.

Reading list

Course Materials

• Roger Fisher/William Ury, Getting to Yes – Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In

• Thomas Wälde, Efficient Management of Transnational Disputes – Mutual Gain by Mediation or Joint Loss in Litigation

• Richard Hill, Non-Adversarial Mediation

• Christian Bürhing-Uhle/Lars Kirchhoff/Matthias Scherer, The Legal Framework for International ADR

The contributions by Wälde, Hill and Bürhing-Uhle et al are available for download at Kluwer Law International (please refer to the database service of the University of Vienna at http://dbs.univie.ac.at/)
Role play instructions and further reading will be made available by the instructor.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 31.08.2018 08:47