Professor Horst Eidenmüller will teach a new BCL/MJur option course in the 2015-16 academic year in Commercial Negotiation and Mediation.   

A video of Professor Eidenmüller explaining the new course and the importance of negotiation and mediation in resolving commercial disputes is available here.

The aim of this option is to

  1. introduce students to a conceptual approach to negotiation and mediation (negotiations assisted by a neutral third-party) and to the most important economic, game theoretic, psychological and legal issues and findings regarding the resolution of commercial disputes by means of negotiation and mediation;
  2. develop students’ skills in negotiating and mediating such disputes by engaging in role plays and other practical exercises, highlighting also the intercultural dimension of dispute resolution; and
  3. let students benefit from the experience of seasoned practitioners in the field who report on specific problems that arose during negotiated and/or mediated cases and provide feedback on students’ negotiation and mediation performance.

By attending the course, students will gain the theoretical insights and practical skills to resolve commercial disputes by way of negotiation and/or mediation. The course will be taught by a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, and will also feature practical workshops involving negotiation and mediation role-play exercises.

This course is available to students who are studying for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), Magister Juris (MJur) or the MSc in Law and Finance.