Friday, February 12, 2016

Love in the Crosshairs

Panel on Negotiating Love

David Hoffman and Jacqueline Olds joined a panel of experts at the Law School on “Negotiating Love: Interpersonal Negotiation and Romantic Relationships,” offering such advice as have a joint bank account, don’t start using negotiation skills too early in a relationship, and never make assumptions.

On February 11, The Harvard Law School Negotiators, a student practice organization, hosted the panel “Negotiating Love: Interpersonal Negotiation and Romantic Relationships,” in order to “to spread the word that effective techniques in interpersonal negotiation apply not only to the vagaries of international trade agreements and mergers and acquisitions but also to people’s everyday lives and to relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.”

Panelists included Boston Law Collaborative and the John H. Watson Jr. Lecturer on Law David Hoffman, psychiatrist and part-time associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Richard S. Schwartz, psychiatrist and consultant at the Program on Negotiation Jody Scheier, associate professor of clinical psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Jacqueline Olds, and moderated by Assistant Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program and Lecturer on Law Rachel Viscomi.

Read the full article in The Harvard Gazette.