Bargaining in the shadow of the law - using utility functions to support legal negotiation

Zeleznikow, John and Bellucci, Emilia and Schild, Uri J. and Mackenzie, Geraldine (2007) Bargaining in the shadow of the law - using utility functions to support legal negotiation. In: 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, 4-8 Jun 2007, Stanford, CA. United States.


Most dispute resolution is settled by negotiation rather than litigation. However, such bargaining often occurs in the shadow of the law. To help support interest-based negotiation, we explore the use of utility functions to support negotiation analysis. We discuss in detail a utility function we have developed in the area of family-law mediation. This function is currently being used as the basis of an online dispute resolution system.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2007 ACM. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Mrs Cynthia Douglass
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 23:19
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 02:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: utility functions; negotiation support systems; bargaining in the shadow of the law; dispute resolution
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180113 Family Law
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1145/1276318.1276365

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