Sara del Nido Budish

Assistant Director, HNMCP
Clinical Instructor, HNMCP & Lecturer on Law, HLS

Sara del Nido Budish is Assistant Director and Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. In addition to supervising student teams on client projects, she teaches courses on conflict management theory and practice, and facilitates executive education courses offered by the Harvard Negotiation Institute. Sara co-hosts the HNMCP podcast, Thanks for Listening, about bridging political divides in America. She previously served as Clinical Fellow at HNMCP, during which she supervised student groups including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, helped develop curricula on facilitation and multiparty negotiation, and worked on other writing and research projects. Through her teaching and consulting, Sara has assisted clients working in healthcare, higher education, legal systems in the United States and abroad, international negotiation, and public service.

Prior to joining HNMCP, Sara served as a Research Associate in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. Her writing has been published by the Journal of Dispute Resolution, WBUR’s “Cognoscenti” blog, Harvard Business School Publishing, and Harvard Law School Case Studies. She is also on the board of the New England Association for Conflict Resolution. During law school, she served as a mediator in small claims court and Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program, and as a student in HNMCP she designed and delivered a series of customized trainings for a group of medical providers focused on difficult conversations. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her A.B. from Dartmouth College.