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

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:

  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

  1. The indicative assessment is likely to consist of (null) [LO null]
  2. Case Study Analysis 10% (10) [LO null]
  3. Complex Negotiation Role Play 20% (20) [LO null]
  4. Capstone Role Play 20% (20) [LO null]
  5. Capstone Research Project 50% (50) [LO null]
  6. 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. (null) [LO null]
  7. 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. (null) [LO null]
  8. 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. (null) [LO null]

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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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP), 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); OR Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL); OR Juris Doctor - online (MJDOL) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B. Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

To be confirmed.

Preliminary Reading

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


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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