June 6 - 8 and 13 - 15, 2013
Thursday and Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This course examines the theory and practice of negotiation as a process used to put deals together or to resolve disputes and legal claims. Students learn about competitive positional bargaining and collaborative problem solving and acquire insight into the strategic management of the tension between the two approaches. Through simulated exercises, students develop skills and confidence as negotiators, including an awareness of the psychological encouragements and barriers to consensus. Special challenges of multiparty negotiations are addressed with an emphasis on the attorney-client relationship, including applicable ethical standards, codes, and law.
John Lowry is the assistant dean of the Lipscomb University College of Business and founder of the School of Executive Education. In addition, he serves as assistant professor of Management for Lipscomb University’s College of Business, where he teaches negotiation and dispute resolution courses. Lowry also serves as vice president for the Strategic Resolutions Group, LLC (SRG). At SRG, he provides negotiation, mediation, and conflict management training for major insurance companies, healthcare organizations, and legal services providers. Prior to moving to Nashville, Lowry practiced law with Strasburger & Price, LLP in Dallas, Texas. As an attorney, he represented hospitals and healthcare providers in professional liability and commercial disputes. He has also served as a California State Assembly Fellow and worked in the Law Department of Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
This course addresses the treaty-based systems established to allow foreign direct investors and host states to arbitration disputes arising from alleged breaches of international law. In addition to examining the major treaties affecting the field, the course will survey the many important doctrines bearing on tribunal jurisdictions, claim admissibility, and the enforcement of awards against a state. Matters of process design will also be considered.
Jack Coe is a specialist in private international law. He holds an
undergraduate degree with distinction from UCLA, a JD from Loyola
Law School of Los Angeles where he was on the Law Review, an LLM
from the University of Exeter where he was a Rotary International
Graduate Fellow, the Diploma of The Hague Academy of International
Law, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He has been a
staff lawyer at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague, has argued and been a
party appointed expert before investor-state arbitration tribunals, and is wellknown
for his writings on international commercial and investor-state arbitration.
He is an Associate Reporter on the ALI project addressing on International
Commercial Arbitration. In addition to numerous articles, he has coauthored the
books Protecting Against the Expropriation Risk in Investing Abroad (coauthored
with R.C. Allison) (1993), International Commercial Arbitration – American
Principles and Practice in a Global Context (1997), and NAFTA Chapter 11 Reports
(ed. with Brower and Dodge) (2006).
Prerequisite: LAW 1422 Mediation Theory and Practice
The public is often unfamiliar with the complexity of stakeholders that make up today's healthcare system. This course seeks to offer a framework for understanding dispute resolution in healthcare by providing a historical perspective on American healthcare's evolution to its present structure, identifying major players interfacing in the current American healthcare setting highlighting key components in healthcare dispute resolution, underscoring ethical considerations that are endemic to healthcare, and anticipating future evolution in American healthcare and its dispute resolution processes.
Edward A. Dauer is Dean Emeritus of the University of Denver College of Law, formerly president of the National Center for Preventive Law, and currently serves on the boards or advisory councils of a number of healthcare organizations. He is also an active mediator and arbitrator. Prior to being appointed dean at Denver he taught law at the University of Southern California Law School (1972-74) and the Yale Law School (1975-85). In addition to his law degree he holds an MPH in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he also served as visiting scholar and visiting lecturer from 1996 through 2006 working and teaching in the area of conflict resolution in healthcare.