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LAW 317 v24 : Negotiations Seminar

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Fall 2020
JD Adjunct
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altmans Altman, Stephen
LAW 317 v24: Negotiations Seminar
Negotiations Seminar
FSaSu 9:30am-5:00pm
10/16/2020-10/18/2020, 10/30/2020-11/1/2020
Paper and Special Requirement


Contracts, Torts, Civil Procedure.

Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the Negotiations and Mediation Seminar.

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY AT ALL CLASS SESSIONS. Enrolled students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain enrolled. Waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain eligible to be admitted off the waitlist. All enrolled students must attend each class session in its entirety. Failure to attend the first class session in its entirety will result in a drop; failure to attend any subsequent class session in its entirety will result in a withdrawal.

Enrolled students will have until the beginning of the second class session to request a drop by contacting the Office of the Registrar; a student who no longer wishes to remain enrolled after the second class session begins will not be permitted to drop the class but may request a withdrawal from an academic advisor in the Office of Academic Affairs. Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.

The schedule is a demanding one, and students who cannot firmly commit to be at all six sessions should not enroll.

There is a course materials fee for this course, which covers outside vendor materials purchased on behalf of all enrolled students (these materials are distributed as part of the course’s in-class assignments and exercises). This fee is posted to your student account in August (for Fall courses) or December (for Spring courses), or as soon as you are enrolled in the course, whichever is later. Students who drop the course will be refunded the amount. Students approved to withdraw will not be refunded.

Would you like to offer the Pass/Fail grading option?

Does this course qualify as a "simulation course"?

Is this course available to distance students?

Is this a mandatory Pass-Fail course?


Personal Information


B.A., Duke; J.D., Syracuse College of Law. Professor Altman is the principal of Altman Dispute Resolution Services, offering consulting, mediation and related services to resolve conflicts. He was formerly Assistant Director in the Commercial Litigation Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, where he was responsible for litigation involving fraud against the United States. As Co-Chair of the Civil Division ADR Committee, he helped develop the Division's ADR Policy and the Department's ADR courses. Professor Altman is a mediator for the DC Superior Court, the US Court of Appeals for DC and teaches courses on negotiation for organizations including the DC Bar. He is a frequent lecturer to attorneys nationwide on issues of negotiations, and the resolution of civil fraud cases. Professor Altman is the 2013 recipient of the Law Center's Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor award and was recognized in 2018 as the outstanding mediator in the DC Superior Court Civil 1 docket..

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