Since its inception in 2019, almost 2,000 students from 40 law schools have participated in the STCL Inter-School Negotiation Practicum. The Practicum is a fully centralized cross-school, month long one-on-one negotiation exercise utilizing actual case pleadings from a pending lawsuit. Participants are paired up with a student from another law school in another city (or even country) and must negotiate via email, phone, and video. Because lawyers negotiate primarily via email/phone with opposing counsel they do not necessarily know, the purpose of this project is to provide students the opportunity to enhance their skills in an environment that more closely aligns with practice. After the exercise, students complete a substantive post-negotiation questionnaire.
Update for Spring 2022: Due to the significant enrollment numbers over the last year, unfortunately, we are no longer allowing students outside of ADR classes to participate. Professors, please note that if you would like for your class to participate, you must make this a required assignment. It does not necessarily need to be for a grade, but participation must be required. For more information about registering for the spring 2022 semester, please email Debra Berman at email@example.com.
Thank you to the following 40 law schools that have participated!
|Fordham University||Harvard University||Indiana University|
|Lakehead University||Lincoln Memorial University||Marquette University|
|Northern Illinois University||Ohio Northern University||Pace University|
|Penn State University||Pepperdine University||South TX College of Law Houston|
|Southern Illinois University||St. John’s University||St. Mary’s University|
|Suffolk University||Texas A&M University||UIC John Marshall|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock||University of CA Hastings||University of Cincinnati|
|University of Connecticut||University of Florida||University of Houston|
|University of Laverne||University of Manitoba||University of Maryland|
|University of Michigan||University of Missouri||University of North Texas Dallas|
|University of Oregon||University of San Diego||University of Saskatchewan|
|University of Tennessee||University of Utah||Wayne State|
|West Virginia University||Western New England University|