About Us

Our Work

Founded in 2006, the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program focuses on cutting edge work in dispute systems design, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation.

Our clients are U.S.-based and international and include private corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and community groups. Our students develop critical problem-solving skills, apply theory to practice, and deliver tailored conflict management solutions to our clients.

Our Services

Dispute Systems Evaluation          Dispute Systems Design
Conflict Analysis                              Stakeholder Assessment
Facilitated Dialogue                        Mediation
Strategic Negotiation Advice         Curriculum development & Delivery
Consensus Building Effort

Our Mission

  • Train Harvard Law School students in the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict management;
  • Serve clients by building their capacity for effective conflict management and successful negotiation;
  • Serve the legal profession and the dispute resolution field by producing practice-informed scholarship, creating innovative teaching pedagogy, and inspiring and building a community of problem-solving law school graduates.

Our Team

Rachel Viscomi

Director, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program
Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Law School

Before coming to HNMCP, Rachel Viscomi worked as a Principal in the Corporate Education Practice of Vantage Partners, a Boston-based consulting firm that helps clients achieve business results by transforming the way they negotiate and manage their key relationships. At Vantage, Rachel worked closely with Fortune 500 clients from a wide range of industries (energy,… More

Sara del Nido Budish

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Sara is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). In addition to supervising student teams on client projects, she is a member of the teaching team for the Negotiation Workshop and other courses on conflict management theory and practice, and facilitates… More

Rachel Krol

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Before joining HNMCP, Rachel taught negotiation at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and led interactive negotiation and leadership workshops designed specifically for young women through her company, Connect More Consulting. Rachel has also served as a teaching team member for executive education seminars offed by the Harvard Negotiation Institute and courses at Penn… More

Andrew Mamo

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Before coming to HNMCP, Andrew Mamo most recently practiced law at Latham & Watkins LLP in Singapore, where he assisted clients in a wide range of industries to navigate cross-border transactions. Andrew was a clinical student in HNMCP during his time at Harvard Law School, where he also participated in the International Human Rights Clinic, the… More

Neil McGaraghan

Clinical Instructor, HNMCP
Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

Neil McGaraghan has been appointed to the role of Lecturer on Law in the “Negotiation Workshop” and Clinical Instructor at HNMCP. His Clinical Instructor role is a new one, crafted to focus on advancing HNMCP’s facilitation and political dialogue initiative. For his work representing men wrongfully imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Neil was awarded the Boston… More

Adriel Borshansky

Clinical Fellow, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

Adriel Borshansky is HNMCP’s Clinical Fellow, working on special research and writing projects within the Clinic and with Harvard Law School student practice organizations. Adriel is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School (HDS) where he earned a Masters in Theological Studies focusing on Judaism and Islam and was a co-founder of the HDS Racial Justice and… More

Tracy Blanchard

Program Coordinator, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program
Faculty Assistant to Rachel Viscomi

Tracy is approved to mediate in the Massachusetts’ court system through the Harvard Mediation Program, where she served on the Training Corps and as Liaison in Malden District Court for several years. She is also a certified Non-Violent Communication™ (NVC) mediator. Tracy has developed and delivered conflict management trainings for the Harvard Divinity School. Tracy… More

John Rzasa

Negotiation Workshop Coordinator

John Rzasa has been with the Negotiation Workshop since 2017 and has been with Harvard Law School since 2014, after spending several years in finance.  He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a BA in History.… More

Maureen Griffin

Program Manager, Harvard Mediation Program

While temping in Dean Vorenberg’s office in 1988, a chance meeting with Prof. Charles Ogletree lay the foundation for Maureen “Mo” Griffin’s tenure at Harvard Law School (HLS). Inspired by Ogletree’s work, Mo accepted the position of Administrative Director of the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), the curriculum-based criminal defense and juvenile justice clinic at HLS,… More

Cathy Mondell

Clinical Instructor, Harvard Mediation Program

Cathy Mondell is the Clinical Instructor for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), supervising clinical students in that program. Cathy mediates cases in local courts using the facilitative co-mediation model taught by HMP, as well as through her own practice which focuses on mediation and arbitration services for complex commercial cases. Cathy is an active member of… More

Ana Carolina Riella

Outreach and Case Coordinator, Harvard Mediation Program

Ana Carolina Riella is the Outreach and Case Coordinator for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP). After completing her training with HMP in 2010, Ana mediated small claims cases in the Cambridge and Malden District Courts. In 2013 she was selected for the very first HMP Training Corp, a seven-member team charged with teaching new trainees… More