Announcing a Special Cross-Cultural Negotiations seminar Summer Session

Announcing a Special Cross-Cultural Negotiations seminar Summer Session, May ­ June 2009
*Law 940, sec. to be announced
2 credits; P/F option only
Madison and Nagoya, Japan

Lectures on principles of negotiation, negotiations across cultures, and cultural attitudes toward negotiation as well as learning-by-doing (“simulation exercises”), with actual negotiations taking place between and among groups. Up to 8 UW students will team with law students from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in this negotiations class.

*Limit 8 J.D. students, open to 2L students (including current 1L students who will have completed all first year requirements by the end of this spring semester) and to 3L students who are NOT graduating in May 2009.

*The course will have introductory sessions here in Madison at the Law School in May, followed by one week in Nagoya beginning May 21. After the joint session in Nagoya, there will be a number of class sessions in June in Madison at the Law School that will be conducted by internet videoconference. Participating UW students must be in Madison for the internet sessions. For the conclusion of the seminar, the Nagoya students will travel to Madison for one week beginning June 20, leaving Madison on June 26. Participating UW students are expected to be available outside of class time to assist the Nagoya visitors.

For UW students, there will be a $1,600 travel stipend to partly subsidize the costs of traveling to Nagoya and paying for the accommodations. It is anticipated that UWLS students will be housed in a dormitory-like accommodation in Japan, although those details have not been worked out.

To apply, submit the following:

• A cover page that you make yourself that includes the following: your name, address, email, telephone number, UWID number, expected date of graduation, and the following passport information: Do you have a passport? If so, from what country? When does it expire?
• A cover letter addressed to Professor Susan Steingass. This letter should explain your interest in the program and whether you have familiarity with Japanese culture, or whether working with Japanese students and/or going to Japan will be a new experience for you.
• A current resume.
• A transcript of your Law School grades, requested by email through “MyUW” page ­ usually this comes as a pdf file that can be forwarded by attachment.

You may submit your application materials by email attachment to Susan Katcher, You may also submit them in paper format to the mailbox of the East Asian Legal Studies Center, near room 5106 (across from Dean Robarts’ office), or at the Center office, Law School room 4312. In either case:

The deadline for receiving applications has been extended until MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2009, 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Susan Katcher on March 26, 2009

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