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LAW 317 v25 : Negotiations Seminar

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Druthers submitted by: sas69
Spring 2021
JD Adjunct
UserID Name Email
sas69 Sellers, Sandra
dcb Batson, David
LAW 317 v25: Negotiations Seminar
Negotiations Seminar
FSaSu 9:00am-4:30pm
2/12/2021-2/14/2021, 2/26/2021-2/28/2021
Paper and Special Requirement


Contracts (or Bargain, Exchange, and Liability) and Civil Procedure (or Legal Process and Society).


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.

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. Dickinson College; J.D., George Washington University Law School.

Professor Sellers is President of Technology Mediation Services, LLC. She mediates and arbitrates intellectual property and high tech disputes involving, e.g., patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement; software contracts; and other complex business conflicts. Prior to founding Technology Mediation Services, Professor Sellers was Vice President of Intellectual Property Education and Enforcement for the Software Publishers Association (SPA) (now known as the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)), where she was responsible for enforcing SPA's members' intellectual property rights worldwide. She also negotiated domestic and international licenses related to SPA's educational programs and materials, and advised members on software licenses. Before joining the SPA, Professor Sellers was a shareholder in the Washington, DC office of Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation and counseling, particularly in the computer industry. Previously, she was an attorney-advisor to the chief administrative law judge of the US International Trade Commission.

Professor Sellers has served as a Director of the International Trademark Association (2005-07), and Chair (2002-03) and Vice-Chair (1999-2001) of the ADR Committee. She was chair of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and resolution (CPR)'s Advisory Committee for Information Technology Conflict Management. She served on the American Bar Association's Task Force on E-Commerce and ADR. She is author of "Ethics and Online Dispute Resolution," Dispute Resolution Ethics: A Comprehensive Guide, American Bar Association (2002), and various articles on ADR. She has been named one of the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine since 2007.

Professor Sellers is a member of the panels of neutrals of US District Court for the District of Columbia, the US International Trade Commission, International Trademark Association, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center; and other local panels. She is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a civil mediator in civil court and circuit court.

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