THE NEGOTIATION CLUB
The purpose of the Law Negotiation Club is to provide an opportunity for students to develop a proficiency in negotiation in preparation for their legal career. The club provides students with various opportunities to practice negotiating with their peers and gain valuable feedback from practicing lawyers who provide them with real life negotiation examples and strategies. We achieve this by placing students in fictional situations which mimic scenarios they will encounter in practice, allowing them to work collaboratively with their peers to achieve a common goal. Negotiation is a necessary component of every legal professional's toolkit and is often a valuable alternative to more costly resolutions. There is no better time to begin developing these skills than now.
An Alternative Dispute Resolution panel on Thursday, November 29th. Students will receive tips, tricks, and stories from a panel of experienced negotiators while enjoying the deliciousness of Dominos pizza. Panelists include Karen Anthony (a civil claims mediator), Elise Lavigne (a Collaborative Family lawyer working at New Directions), Nancy Flatters (Retired judge and private mediator/arbitrator), and Deanne Sowter (Professor at U of C Faculty of Law)
The annual Bar Meets Business Negotiation on Friday, February 8th. Students will be paired with an MBA student from the Haskayne School of Business and will face off against another team in a two-party negotiation. The event will be followed by a reception at The Last Defence Lounge.
A collaborative negotiation workshop with the Faculty of Engineering. Students will work together with an engineering student in a fictional scenario. To be held mid-March of 2019.
A family law negotiation clinic sponsored by Daunais McKay + Harms on February 28. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience resolving a family law dispute, receiving guidance and feedback from the experienced lawyers at DMH.
Litwiniuk & Company’s Negotiation Clinic has personal injury lawyers host University of Calgary law students for an evening of practical negotiation, swag, prizes, food & drinks. A much sought after event complete with guidance, observations, and tips that have closed the deal for these practitioners.