From the archive

Volume IX - Issue II

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A Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe, but we are turning 10 this year! All of us at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) are incredibly excited and proud to be celebrating this landmark anniversary! We have grown enormously during the past decade, expanding our work from dispute systems design and conflict assessment work to… More

Celebrating 10 years of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Program

On November 5th, 2016, we will host a gala event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. The event will bring together students, faculty, clients, dispute resolution practitioners and others to celebrate the first decade of the HNMCP’s work and to lay the groundwork for the second.… More

A New Teaching Tool on Facilitated Dialogue

In July 2016, HNMCP convened a group of nine local Boston citizens to discuss police-community relations since the charged events in Ferguson, Missouri in fall 2014. Bringing together lawyers, parents, law enforcement officers, religious leaders, musicians, and executives, the conversation was facilitated by two alums of HNMCP, Toby Berkman ’10 and Danielle Bart ’13. The… More

Dialogue and Facilitation in Polarizing Times

Our initiative on dialogue and facilitation continues to grow as the hub for meaningful conversation around issues of the day. In the 2015–2016 academic year, HNMCP launched two major programs as part of our political dialogue initiative. The first, Real Talk, was a collaborative effort with the Systemic Justice Project to host a series of… More

Launching A Podcast: The Listening Room

This spring HNMCP launched the first episode of what we hope will become a recurring podcast—The Listening Room. Episode one is called “A Seat at the Table” and was crafted over the spring semester by then-Clinical Fellow, and now Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Sara del Nido Budish ’13 and HNMCP clinical student Deanna… More

Spring 2016 Projects

Our five clinical projects in the spring of 2016 spanned a wide range of contexts, cultures, and activities: Bhutan Royal Institute of Law When it opens its doors in the next year, the Royal Institute of Law will be Bhutan’s first law school. Currently, many disputes in Bhutan are resolved by traditional, local dispute resolvers.… More

Student Spotlight—Lisa Dicker ’17

“Lisa, you are great at arguing! You should be a lawyer.” While growing up this was a statement I frequently heard. It was true. I was excellent at arguing. I loved the thrill of the heightened emotions, the adrenaline of crafting my next point, and the satisfaction of watching my opponent squirm. What I didn’t… More

Client Spotlight—Patrick Maxwell, Mennonite Central Committee

HNMCP: How you first heard about HNMCP and become interested in being a client? I first heard about the Clinic’s work from Heather Kulp, a family friend and clinical instructor at HNMCP. At the time, I was working in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo with Mennonite Central Committee, and part of my job… More

On the Road & Publishing

Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Heather Kulp will publish an article in the next issue of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review entitled, “Deflategate’s Labor Legacy: The Centrality of Grievance Procedures in Collective Bargaining Negotiations.” In late September, Kulp presented “Latent Power in Negotiation” at the 10th annual American Association of Law Schools ADR Works-in-Progress Conference… More

Class Notes

  Alyssa Colbert ’17 was married to Gregory Barrett in June.     Deanna Parrish ’16 is spending the fall of 2016 working with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago as a legal fellow, where she will be doing mediation and dispute resolution work in the context of juvenile diversion and family law disputes.… More