This course involves the study of the theory, procedure and skills necessary to conduct legal interviews and to negotiate as an agent for a client in a legal setting and particularly in settlement conferences and mediations.
Not currently offered.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate specialised and advanced knowledge of the theories of negotiation and theories of interviewing.
2. Work in a team and communicate effectively to recognise and solve ethical dilemmas.
3. Use the acquired professional skills in an integrated manner to hypothetical problems in a legal setting.
4. Demonstrate effective research skills by considering established theories, reflecting critically on these theories (including assessment of the methodology used by the researchers) and evaluating their application in a legal context.
Topics in this course include:
- Acquiring oral communication skills
- Online communication
- Interviewing theory
- Management of risk and ethical issues
- Emotional competencies
- Cultural awareness and working with children
- Negotiation theory Part 1
- Negotiation theory Part 2
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Juris Doctor/ Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice program.
LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.
In Term Test: Multiple choice test
Project: Research Assignment
Role Play: Practical exercise interviewing hypothetical client
Role Play: Practical exercise for negotiation