This colloquium provides an opportunity for students to review and comment upon leading scholarship in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Students will be encouraged to become informed on diverse scholarship on negotiation and dispute resolution, and to evaluate its contribution to legal practitioners and the legal system. Six leading scholars will present their work during the semester. Students will write 3 page reports for each of the presentations, with a goal toward critical analysis of the scholarship. This course is primarily geared toward students with an interest in bargaining, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration; the course may also be of interest to students with a more general interest in the social sciences (psychology, political science, economics, anthropology and sociology).
Fall 2010 topics tentatively include: the extent to which ADR programs are efficient; approaches to intergroup conflict; and negotiation ability is a predictor of outcomes.
Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law
"The Ethics of Compromise in Negotiation"
Colin Rule, Director, Online Dispute Resolution at eBay / PayPal
"Leveraging the Wisdom of Crowds"
"Designing a Global Consumer Online Dispute Resolution"
Ashley Brown, MIT Sloan School of Management
"Parallel and Divergent Predictors of Objective and Subjective Value in Negotiation"
"What Do People Value When They Negotiate? Mapping the Domain of Subjective Value in Negotiation"
"The Objective Value of Subjective Value: A Multi-Round Negotiation Study"
"Getting Off on the Right Foot: Subjective Value Versus Economic Value in Predicting Longitudinal Job Outcomes from Job Offer Negotiations"
Bernadette Atuahene, Assistant Professor of Law
"Land Reform in South Africa"