Students’ Workshop

This year’s Global Legal Skills Conference counts with a special feature, consisting in The First International (Bilingual) Contract Negotiation and Drafting Workshop for Law Students. International professors will impart the workshop for a total duration of 15 hours and will have the students working in teams to negotiate and draft a simple business contract (such as a franchise agreement for a hotel or restaurant), in English as well as in Spanish. The workshop is also available for law students from different universities, both from Mexico and the U.S.

Program


Wednesday, March 15, 2017


08:30-09:00  U.S. Students: Transport from MS Milenium Hotel to FLDM

09:00-09:30  Registration

09:30-10:30  Session 1: Opening Plenary Session

10:30-11:00  Networking Break

11:00-12:15  Session 2

Intercultural Skills, English

Prof. Peter K. Cramer, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

12:15-13:15    Session 3

Interest Based Negotiation, English

Prof. Kimberly Holst, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Arizona, USA)

13:15-14:45  Lunch

14:45-16:00  Session 4

Negotiation Exercise, Spanish

Prof. Gregory J. Marsden, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)

16:00-16:30  Networking Break

16:30-17:30  Session 5

Negotiation Exercise, Spanish

Prof. Gregory J. Marsden, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)

17:30-18:00  Happy Hour

18:00-18:45  U.S. Students: Transport from FLDM to MS Milenium Hotel

Dinner and Uber on your own


Thursday, March 16, 2017


09:00-09:30  U.S. Students: Transport from MS Milenium Hotel to FLDM

09:30-10:30  Session 6

Drafting, English

Prof. Peter K. Cramer, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, United States (St. Louis, USA)

10:30-11:00  Networking Break

11:00-12:15  Session 7

Ethics, tactics, tricks, English

Prof. Barrie J. Roberts, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law (Orange, USA)

12:15-13:15  Session 8

Plain English Drafting, English

Prof. Juliana V. Campagna, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law (New York, USA)

13:15-14:45  Lunch

14:45-16:00  Session 9

Cross-Cultural Communication for Negotiation, English

Prof. Laurel Oates, Seattle University School of Law (Seattle, USA)

Prof. Mimi S. Samuel, Seattle University School of Law (Seattle, USA)

16:00-16:30  Networking Break

16:30-17:15  Session 10

Practical Legal Writing and Domestic Legal Terminology, English

Mr. Jean-Luc Delli, Lawbility (Zurich,
Switzerland)

17:15-18:00  U.S. Students: Transport from FLDM to MS Milenium Hotel

18:00-19:00  Free time

19:00-23:00  Fiesta Mexicana


Friday, March 17, 2017


10:00-10:30  U.S. Students: Transport from MS Milenium Hotel to FLDM

10:30-11:45  Session 11

Drafting, English

Prof. Sha-Shana Crichton, Howard University School of Law (Washington, D.C., USA)

11:45–12:15  Networking Break

12:15-13:15  Session 12

 

Drafting Preliminary Documents

Ms. Kristin M. Furnish (Mexico City, Mexico)

Prof. Ruben Minutti Zanatta, Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico City, Mexico)

13:15-14:45  Lunch

14:45-16:00  Session 13

Managing Risk Inside and Outside the Contract

Prof. Gregory J. Marsden, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico)

16:00-17:00  Session 14: Closing Plenary Session

17:00-18:00  Happy Hour

18:00-18:45  U.S. Students: Transport from FLDM to MS Milenium Hotel

Dinner and Uber on your own

 

Registration

  1. Please register at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/Acp4DRKbOw
  2. Use PayPal to make an online payment
  3. Early bird registration fee is $99US before January 27
  4. Regular registration fee is $120US between January 28 and March 10

The fee includes:

  • Materials
  • Transportation from the MS Hotel to FLDM and vice versa (if such is required by students)
  • Refreshments during breaks (for the 3 days)
  • Lunch (for the 3 days)
  • Mexican Fiesta (dinner on March 16th)