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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Rachel Krol ’12 and Sara del Nido Budish ’13 named co-Assistant Directors of HNMCP

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce that Rachel Krol ’12 and Sara del Nido Budish ’13 have been promoted to co-Assistant Directors of HNMCP.  They will also be continuing their activities as Clinical Instructors in the Dispute Systems Design Clinic. In their roles as Assistant Directors, Krol and Budish… More

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

From the Boston Marathon to a deadly meningitis outbreak, a prosecutor shares negotiation lessons

Originally posted on HLS Today By Adriel Borshansky & Andrew Mamo This spring, George Varghese, an assistant U.S. Attorney based in Boston, delivered a guest lecture to the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program‘s (HNMCP) Spring 2019 Negotiation Workshop, a limited-enrollment course that combines theory and practice with the aim of improving both the participants’ understanding of… More

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Spring 2019 Student Spotlight

Margaret Huang ’19 came to law school looking for tools for change. Inspired by seminal Supreme Court cases like Roe v. Wade and Brown v. Board of Education, Huang set her sights on finding her particular path into change agency. At the time, law school seemed like the best way for her to acquire the… More

Monday, April 22, 2019

HNMCP is now accepting applications for its next Clinical Fellow

The Clinical Fellow (CF) position reports to the Director of Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. The CF will work closely with HNMCP staff to support expansion of the school’s innovative program in negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and dispute systems design. The CF provides regular oversight, supervision, and coaching to students involved in Harvard Law School… More

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

JET-Powered Learning: New 1L January Experiential Term courses focus on skills-building, collaboration and self-reflection

First published in Harvard Law Today “Imagine that you’ve come to law school knowing that you want to be a great public interest lawyer or an inventive entrepreneur or a savvy trial lawyer. Or you want to focus consciously on what it takes to be an effective public- or private-sector leader. Or perhaps you don’t… More

Thursday, March 21, 2019

2019 HNMCP Art Award Now Accepting Submissions

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) Art Award invites original works of visual art that reflect on conflict transformation. We are interested in art that speaks to the possibilities of overcoming divides and finding connection.  Entries should be directly responsive to themes of community-building, peace-building, and conflict transformation. Artists may also choose to respond to specific texts, poems,… More

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Redressing Harm through Restorative Justice

This article about the recent HNLR Annual Symposium, sponsored by the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, was published in Harvard Law Today, written by Victoriya Levina and Basil Williams Sydnee Robinson, a 2L at Harvard Law School and chair of the 2019 Harvard Negotiation Law Review symposium, and Shannon Schmidt, a Harvard Divinity School… More

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Thanks for Listening!

We are pleased to announce that the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program has been awarded a grant from the American Arbitration Association International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation to fund a new podcast series called Thanks for Listening, which will launch in early November 2018.… More

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Our new podcast needs your stories!

Friends, we need your help for a special project! This fall, we are launching a podcast series about the inspiring efforts of people working to bridge the partisan divide in the U.S.   Our first episode focuses on the familiar challenge of discussing politics at the holiday table. We’re collecting stories of family Thanksgivings upended… More

Monday, July 30, 2018

Rachel Viscomi named new Director of HNMCP

We are so excited to announce that Rachel A. Viscomi ’01 has been named as the Director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) and appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. “I am honored to join such a distinguished and inspiring faculty and grateful to work alongside such talented staff, students, and… More

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Emerging Technology and Dispute Resolution: What Does the Future Hold?

Lunchtime Panel Discussion: Emerging Technology and Dispute Resolution: What Does the Future Hold? Tuesday, April 12, noon, Harvard Law School, Pound Hall 100… More

Monday, March 12, 2018

Announcing the 2018 HNMCP Art Contest – A Call for Poetry

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) builds community around conflict resolution skills and practice. In part our work explores ways in which formal and informal dialogue can be used encourage listening, appreciation, and understanding across seemingly insurmountable divides. While facilitated dialogue may not transform division or polarization on its own, we see great… More

Monday, February 26, 2018

In Memoriam: Frank Sander, 1927-2018

We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of the great teachers and scholars in the field of dispute resolution, Frank E. A. Sander, A.B. LL.B, Bussey Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School. Sander is widely credited with being one of the founders of our field of alternative dispute resolution due the… More

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Harvard Negotiation Law Review Symposium on Gender Equity this Friday

Join us as we explore barriers to gender equity, and equity more broadly, in the legal profession. We will hear from the General Counsel at Verizon, leaders who are designing equity in their firms and organizations, and experts in the fields of implict bias, negotiation, and dispute systems design.… More

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Newsletter

The newest issue of the HNMCP newsletter is now up on our site, covering recent projects, new staff, getting schooled by Michelle Obama’s speechwriter and the latest Class Notes! You can read it all here.… More

Monday, September 25, 2017

HNMCP Welcomes Two New Clinical Instructors

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Mamo and Neil McGaraghan to its staff. Andrew Mamo will serve as Lecturer on Law in the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop class and as Clinical Instructor with HNMCP, where his main work will focus on supervising current and recruiting… More

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to get involved in Dispute Resolution @ HLS

Welcome back to campus 2L & 3Ls! Welcome to the Class of 2020!   Harvard Law School offers a rich diversity of courses in dispute resolution. Here’s how you can get involved right away! First things first—the Negotiation Workshop is the gateway course to everything else. If you want to dive deep into alternative dispute… More

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bob Bordone interviewed on “All Rise”

Brady Bender and Pete Davis interview Prof. Bob Bordone. Bordone is the Thaddeaus R. Beal Clinical Professor, an expert in dispute systems design, and the leader of perhaps the only class on campus that makes people cry out of emotional connection rather than academic anxiety. He joined All Rise! in the spring to discuss his… More

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Harvard Mediation Program Welcomes New Clinical Instructor

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) of Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the addition of a new team member. Catherine Mondell recently joined the staff as Clinical Instructor for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), a student practice organization under the auspices of HNMCP.… More

Monday, June 12, 2017

HLS thinks bigger than ever

Faculty carry on annual tradition of sharing scholarship, shorthand This article first appeared on Harvard Law Today Each May since 2011, Harvard Law School has presented “HLS Thinks Big,” a TED Talks-style event that invites faculty members to present a “big idea” in front of an audience of faculty, students and staff. While the big idea in… More