March 1 Wednesday

Negotiation for Lawyers Workshop: Session II

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Baker Room 128
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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The best lawyers are leaders and problem-solvers who can transform a negotiation from a wrestling match to a collaboration. If you aspire to be one of them, this experience is for you.

Negotiation for Lawyers is a three-day interactive workshop led by Kathy Holub ’95 from Harvard Law School, highlighting principles and skills every negotiator needs to master.  

Session I:
Will introduce students to a conceptual framework they can apply to any negotiation – one they can use in any legal, judicial, or academic role they may pursue in their careers. A roleplay exercise will bring the framework alive and explore the question: What is a good outcome?   

Session II:
Students will deepen their study with a more challenging roleplay, exploring such questions as: How do I know what’s fair? How can I avoid haggling? How can I reach a good deal for both sides?

Session III:
Will focus on communication skills essential to effective problem-solving and strong relationships.  

The workshop is limited to 20 participants in each morning or afternoon session. If there is excess demand, we will keep a waitlist and inform you should space open up.

This workshop is an integrated series that builds with each day. Session I is a prerequisite, and attendance is required in order to attend Sessions II or III. If you are unable to attend Session II or III due to a scheduling conflict, please email us at

These workshops are open to YLS students only.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

The Tsai Leadership Program