• Offered by ANU Legal Workshop
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online

Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Email lwsa.law@anu.edu.au

This is a shell course complementing the range of Master of Legal Practice (MLP) completion courses and other masters courses offered by the ANU College of Law.

This 'shell course' concept is to facilitate offering a course in response to current issues that may emerge in legal practice and in particular areas of legal practice or where a visiting expert is available.

The course would normally be offered wholly online, but may be wholly or partly delivered face-to-face and online, depending on the circumstances or the nature of the topic.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Students who have successfully completed all the course requirements should be able to do all of the following at a standard appropriate to a Masters graduate:

  1. Explain, distinguish and apply the concepts and terminology underlying different theoretical approaches to complex, strategic negotiations;
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the course concepts and the cognitive, technical and creative skills to analyse complex, strategic negotiation situations using various theoretical tools;
  3. Demonstrate the cognitive, technical and creative skills to synthesise and apply concepts of strategic negotiation to develop appropriate strategies for superior performance in a wide range of complex negotiation situations;
  4. Demonstrate the communication skills and theoretical knowledge to evaluate the applicability of the course concepts to their professional work and to reflect critically their ability to apply the course concepts and theories to real life negotiation situations;Demonstrate the ability to autonomously plan and execute a substantial capstone project researching, analysing and critiquing a complex, strategic negotiation based upon real-life experience or publicly available information.

Other Information

This course is run on WATTLE. Once enrolled logon to WATTLE at: http://wattle.anu.edu.au/  using your ISIS username and password.  When available students will be able to gain access to the course materials and the first module.

Indicative Assessment

The indicative assessment is likely to consist of

    1. Case Study Analysis 10%
    2. Complex Negotiation Role Play 20%
    3. Capstone Role Play 20%
    4. Capstone Research Project 50%

    Over the first half of the course, students will progressively work through a complex negotiation case study, with debriefs and feedback at each stage of the process. This is the student’s opportunity to become familiar with the course concepts and negotiation methodology.

    In the second half of the course, students will undertake two multi-party online negotiation role plays. Students will receive a debrief and feedback at the end of each role play. These role plays give students the opportunity to apply the course concepts and methodology to actual negotiation situations.

    The final assessment is a research project where students are asked to research a real life negotiation and use the course concepts to analyse the negotiation and make specific recommendations about how it should be approached or how a party could have achieved a better outcome.

    The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

    Workload

    The workload is constant, but not taxing. Students should allow an average of five hours each week to read course materials and participate in case study discussions and role plays. Depending on their complexity and level of interaction, each role play involves between half an hour to two hours preparation and 20 minutes participation every two-three days.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions. OR Be in enrolled in: Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS).

    Prescribed Texts


    Preliminary Reading

    Students with an interest in the area will find the following text of value:

    • Breakthrough International Negotiations by Michael Watkins & Susan Rosegrant, Jossey-Bass, 2001.

    Course materials and relevant links will be available on the Wattle site.

    Fees

    Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

    If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

    Student Contribution Band:
    3
    Unit value:
    6 units

    If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2017 $3420
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2017 $4878
    Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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