According to Black's Law Dictionary, negotiation is defined as, "A consensual bargaining process in which the parties attempt to reach agreement on a disputed or potentially disputed matter. Negotiation usually involves complete autonomy for the parties involved, without the intervention of third parties."
Negotiation is just one methodology that is part of a broader system of methodologies of Alternative Dispute Resolutions. Parties who engage in negotiation meet in good faith to discuss their dispute with the goal of coming to a mutually agreeable resolution. Negotiation can take place with or without a lawyer.
This research guide was created for this advanced negotiation class. The guide provides information about, and where possible, links to popular and heavily-cited dispute resolution resources. This guide is not intended to be exhaustive.