Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer


Posted: November 7, 2013

John Lande

Teaching students to negotiate effectively is central to their thinking, acting, and being like good lawyers. Virtually all lawyers spend much of their time negotiating, whether they deal with disputes or transactions. So law school negotiation courses should provide the most realistic possible portrayal of legal negotiation. This essay is intended to help instructors plan and teach negotiation courses, recognizing that every course should be tailored to fit the interests, capabilities, resources, and constraints of the instructors and students.


John Lande, Teaching Students to Negotiate Like a Lawyer, 39 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 109 (2012).   Viewed 54 times.

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