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2015 Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Awards

Posted: 01/23/2015


Elifuraha I. Laltaika (Eli), IPLP S.J.D. Candidate, Invited to Speak at UN Forum Read more...

Posted: 01/20/2015


Student Efforts in Superior Court Receive Arizona Supreme Court Award Read more...

Posted: 10/22/2014


Andy Hall (2L) a featured speaker at TEDxTucson May Salon Read more...

Posted: 05/08/2014


Arizona Law Students Take First and Second Place in Tang Writing Competition Read more...

Posted: 03/26/2014



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Course Description

This seminar is an intensive study of the art and science of negotiating, set against the background of employment agreements and separation agreements. Although set in a legal background the seminar focuses on how to achieve a successful result for a client, either an employer or an executive, without alienating the other party. Legal issues will be identified and discussed, but no particular legal issue will be the subject of in-depth study. Rather, the seminar focuses on how legal issues impact the tapestry of a negotiation.

Among the topics considered (and negotiated) are: the Term of the Agreement (the sine qua non of any employment agreement); duties, title and responsibilities; forms of compensation (cash, stock, options, deferred compensation); definition of "Cause" for termination by the Employer; definition of "Good Reason" for termination by the executive; consequences of such terminations; restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit of employees, non-solicit of clients or customers); arbitration provisions; successor liability provisions; integration provisions etc. In the negotiation of the separation agreement, students will consider (and negotiate) the all-important form of the General Release, exclusions to the General Release; post-employment restraints etc.


Updated: 01/06/2014