Negotiation – GOVT 408

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 11/05/2021

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the history, processes and practice of negotiation as it pertains to the legal profession.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the different types of legal negotiations, alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR), the skills that should be utilized, and the rules governing the negotiation and ADR process.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 400–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words.

Paper Assignment

The student will write a 5–7-page research-based paper in current Bluebook format that address the different actions and methods of dispute resolution that can be used to resolve the issue raised in the fact pattern contained in Module 8: Week 8. The paper must include at least 5 references, which must include the course textbook, the bible, and the case and statute included in Module 8: Week 8. The paper must also have a title page and must make use of reader-friendly aids, such as section summaries, tables of contents, indices, and appendices, when appropriate.

Quizzes (6)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned Module: Week. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, and may contain multiple-choice and/or short answer questions, and have a 90 minute time limit.