January Term

Home > January Term
  • DRI_January_Term  

    January Term 2014 Courses

     

    Mediation (3 law school credits)
    January 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                      SYLLABUS

    Theories of Conflict (2 law school credits)
    January 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
    January 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                     SYLLABUS

    Facilitation: The Art of Guiding a Group (1 law school credit)
    January 11-12, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                    SYLLABUS

    Negotiation (2 law school credits)
    January 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014
    9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                   SYLLABUS

     

    Course Descriptions

    Mediation
    January 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    3 law school credits; Qualifies for 35 MN CLE credits. This course meets the Minnesota Supreme Court Rule 114 certified course requirements for inclusion on the Neutral Roster.  

    Through discussion, simulations, and role-play, this course focuses on the structure and goals of the mediation process and on the skills and techniques mediators use to aid parties in overcoming barriers to dispute resolution. The course also examines the underlying negotiation orientations and strategies that mediators may confront and employ; the roles of attorneys and clients; dealing with difficult people and power imbalances; cultural, race and social identity consideration; and ethical issues for lawyers and mediators. In addition, special attention is devoted to the art of successful representation of clients in mediation.

    Faculty: Joseph Stulberg, John W. Bricker Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Dan Weitz, Statewide Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, New York Office of Court Administration

     

     Theories of Conflict 
    January 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
    January 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    2 law school credits; Qualifies for 24 MN CLE credits; 24 Rule 114 Minnesota Supreme Court CE credits applied for

    This interdisciplinary course introduces students to important theoretical perspectives on understanding of conflict and conflict response. Specifically, students explore the biological/ physiological, psychodynamic, social psychological, communication, and sociological/political perspectives on conflict by reading and discussing major theoretical works within each perspective. Emphasis is on comparing and distinguishing key dimensions of these theories, such as the nature and sources of conflict, conflict escalation, conflict response, and the nature of the third party role. Classes follow an interactive format. Using case studies, exercises, and group discussion to draw upon personal experiences, including those involving race and social identity, the course explores the usefulness of each perspective to understanding the experience of conflict.

    Faculty: Ken Fox, Professor, Hamline University School of Business; Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University School of Law

     

    Facilitation: The Art of Guiding a Group 
    January 11-12, 2014
    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    1 law school credit; Qualifies for 12 CLE credits; 12 Rule 114 CE credits applied for

    Group meetings are so common in the legal and business world that often no one thinks much about how they should be conducted. Yet many meeting styles exist from top-down decision-making to majority rule to facilitation. What is facilitation? It is the art of guiding a group through a process designed to define and achieve the group’s ultimate purposes. Through the use of skilled neutrals who support and encourage cooperative decision-making, facilitation is grounded on the theory that every person in a group is entitled to have a say and be a part of building consensus and that decisions so made are robust and reliable. This course will explore the theoretical underpinnings of this model of facilitation through lecture, structured role plays, exercises and group discussions. Students will also learn practical facilitation skills: ascertaining a group’s purposes; structuring a meeting process to meet those ends; encouraging story-telling and dialogue; building consensus; and managing conflict. A blend of philosophy and “how to,” the course is suitable for anyone interested in group dynamics.

    Faculty: MadgeThorsen, Owner, Law Offices of Madge S. Thorsen

     

    Negotiation
    January 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    2 law school credits; Qualifies for 24 MN CLE credits; 24 Rule 114 Minnesota Supreme Court CE credits applied for

    This course examines the skills, constraints, and dynamics of the negotiation process. A theoretical framework for understanding negotiation practice in a variety of contexts will be developed through readings, highly interactive exercises, and role-plays. The course addresses fundamental skills such as systematic preparation, management of the negotiation process, and identification of optimal agreements. Ethical constraints of negotiation also are considered. Course content is drawn from the fields of law, psychology, business, and communication.

    Faculty:  Ken Fox, Professor, Hamline University School of Business; Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute, Hamline University School of Law

     3_HU_color_line-copy

    Course Requirements

    Students must attend all class sessions and complete advance reading assignments. Degree-seeking students must submit a written paper or complete a take-home examination after classes end as specified in each course syllabus.

    Enrollment is limited to enhance the interactive nature of each course.

    Course Materials

    All courses require completion of a reading assignment prior to the first class meeting. A course syllabus, advance reading assignment, and course materials will be mailed to you approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of each course. Course materials may be ordered through the Hamline bookstore. Ordering details will be sent with the course syllabus and advance reading assignment.

    Registration

    Law/Graduate Students: Degree-seeking students currently enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school should complete Part A of the application form and return it with a letter from their school's registrar reflecting their status as a student in good standing with permission to take the Hamline course(s) as a visiting student. NOTE: Hamline law students do not need a letter of good standing from the registrar.

    Attorneys: Attorneys may apply for admission to take January Term courses by completing Part B of the application form and they will be granted special student status. CLE and Rule 114 credits will be granted upon completion of each course.

    Others: Other professionals may apply for admission to January Term courses by completing Part C of the application form. To be considered, applicants must furnish an official transcript of undergraduate or graduate course work.

    Applications are accepted on a first-come/first-registered basis. Students will receive confirmation of enrollment via email. Hamline University School of Law reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

    Tuition

    Tuition for degree-seeking students is $1,230 per credit. This includes students seeking credit for a graduate degree or those seeking credits to complete the Hamline Certificate Program in Dispute Resolution.

    Tuition for audit students is $615 per credit with the exception of the Mediation course, which is offered at a flat fee of $1,100.

    A $150 per course, non-refundable tuition deposit must accompany all applications. The tuition deposit will be deducted from the total tuition amount. This deposit will only be returned if the applicant is not accepted into the course or the course is canceled. The balance of the tuition is due one week prior to the first class session for each course after which no refund will be made.

    Housing

    Click here for information on on and off campus housing options.