Negotiation should be part of every law school curriculum-as a required course. Every lawyer soon learns, in active practice, how important it is. There are certain principles of sound negotiation (or "dickering," in colloquial speech) that every lawyer should know-or anyone engaged in any profession, business or enterprise, for that matter. These principles apply almost exactly alike to a negotiation involving a legal action or to one involving national or international frictions-to settlement of a personal injury claim, or a dispute between the United States and Russia.
Charles P. Taft, Negotiation Principles: In Law or World Affairs, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 312 (1959)