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Volume VI - Issue II

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Director’s Letter

  The 2012–13 school year has been a great one for HNMCP. We’ve been blessed with extraordinary students, challenging projects, and meaningful results. This spring, we worked with the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Peru, the Massachusetts Department of Banks, and four other clients to recommend dispute systems designs, increase individual and organizational competency… More

Spring 2013 Projects

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health The purpose of this project was to partner with Atrius Health’s Leadership Development Program to design an effective curriculum and support system for clinical leaders. The curriculum trains leaders to have “difficult conversations” with physicians and staff around accountability and performance metrics to reach strategic goals of 1) improving the… More

Student Spotlight: Apoorva Patel ’13

HNMCP: What sparked your interest in the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinic Program (HNMCP)? Apoorva Patel: When I arrived at HLS as a 1L, I knew I wanted to take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities available at the school in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution. I became involved with the Harvard Negotiation Law… More

Client Spotlight—Evgeni Georgiev & the Regional Court of Sofia

When it comes to building a strong, efficient, multi-door, statewide justice system, the Honorable Evgeni Georgiev takes the long view. Georgiev has been working with other judges, mediators, and lawyers in the Bulgarian capitol of Sofia for four years to create a thriving and effective mediation program in the Regional Court of Sofia. With the… More

Nantucket’s Never-Ending Negotiations: Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program Students Shape How Town and Unions Work Together

Preparation. Practice. Persistence. Those qualities make for a good firefighter, and as Nantucket Firefighter Nate Barber learned from working with HNMCP students, they also make for a good negotiator. As a member of Nantucket’s Local 2509 of the International Association of Firefighters and a former undergraduate negotiation student at Boston University, Nate knew relations between… More

Bringing Problem-Solving Negotiation Strategies to Investor-State Arbitration in Peru

  by Daniel Holman ’14 and Mark Johnson ‘14 Over spring break, HMNCP students Daniel Holman ’14 and Mark Johnson ’14, under the supervision of Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Rory Van Loo ’07, traveled to Lima, Peru, to consult on the nation’s innovative investor-State dispute management and response system. The Sistema de Coordinación y Respuesta… More

Note from the Big Leagues: HLS Students Present Negotiation Advice to Major League Baseball on how to Change the Landscape of the Game

  By Chris Davis ’14   This year, Harvard Law School Clinical Professor Robert Bordone ‘97, director of the HNMCP, developed a capstone consulting project with Major League Baseball (MLB) for his course “Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams,” co-taught with Lecturer on Law Rory Van Loo ’07. MLB tasked the class with providing strategic advice… More

Alonzo Emery ’10 joins the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

HNMCP is pleased to announce the appointment of Alonzo Emery ’10 to a three-year term at Harvard Law School beginning in July 2013. Alonzo will serve as Lecturer on Law in the school’s flagship “Negotiation Workshop” class. He will also serve as Clinical Instructor with HNMCP, where his main work will focus on supervising current… More

The Harvard Negotiation Law Review’s 2013 Symposium: “Ideas and Impact: Roger Fisher’s Legacy”

By Apoorva Patel ’13 On March 2, 2013, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) proudly presented “Ideas and Impact: Roger Fisher’s Legacy,” a symposium honoring the life, work, and legacy of Roger Fisher, Samuel Williston Professor of Law, co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, and co-author of the best-selling book Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement… More

Students mediate Harassment Prevention Orders

  By Chris Pochon ‘13   On a brisk, sunny morning in April, dozens of people crowd into the tiny Second Session courtroom at Quincy District Court. Some are represented by lawyers, but most are not. They are here because they are parties in Harassment Prevention Order (HPO) cases. Some are asking the judge for… More

The Negotiators Go to Greece

  By Alexis Beveridge ’13   At the beginning of April Harvard Law School student practice organization The Negotiators sent members Rebecca Liu ’14, Adam Derry ’13, and myself  to Athens, Greece, to participate in The Negotiation Challenge, a competition open to graduate students from all over the globe. There were nineteen teams in total,… More

Michael Dukakis Visits Negotiation Workshop

According to former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis ’60, tackling most public policy challenges begins with the same steps. “Make a list, create a working group,” Dukakis said. “Bring these folks together. See if you can at least begin by getting agreement on what the problem is. If you do that, you’re halfway to a solution.”… More

HNMCP Director Robert C. Bordone Co-Authors Innovative New Dispute Systems Design Book

 HNMCP is pleased to announce the publication of Designing Systems and Processes for Managing Disputes, co-authored by HNMCP Founding Director Robert C. Bordone, with Nancy H. Rogers, Frank E. A. Sander, and Craig A. McEwen. The first course book of its kind, Designing Systems is a readable and useful guide—a practical reference for practitioners, students,… More

Clinical Fellow Heather Kulp Publishes on the Efficacy of Foreclosure Dispute Resolution

In its Spring 2013 issue the Arkansas Law Review published “A (Mortgage) Crisis in Communication: Foreclosure Dispute Resolution as Effective Response,” 66 ARK. L. REV. 186(2013), co-authored by HNMCP Clinical Fellow Heather Scheiwe Kulp. This study stems from Heather’s work at the Center for Conflict Resolution/Resolution Systems Institute as a Skadden Fellow, a two-year grant funded by the Skadden… More

Harvard Law School Can Learn from MOOCs

Congrats to HNMCP alum and Negotiation Workshop Teaching Assistant Daniel Doktori ’13 on the publication of his article in Bloomberg calling for a reassessment of traditional law school pedagogy and more engaged learning in the light of the rise of online learning and other technology. Daniel and his co-author, Raja Bobbili, use the “Negotiation Workshop”… More

On the Road

HNMCP Assistant Director and Lecturer on Law Rory Van Loo ’07 and Clinical Fellow Heather Kulp, attended the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution’s 15th Annual Conference in Chicago. Heather and Rory engaged in many discussions, lectures, and panels on topics related to dispute systems design, negotiation pedagogy, and international conflict resolution. During the… More

Class Notes

Emily Aguirre ’12 has won both a Fulbright-Schuman Grant and a Knox Fellowship.  As a Fulbright Fellow, she will study food and health regulations in several European countries. Her project will assess the impact of EU Common Agricultural Policy on small-scale farming and obesity incidence in the United Kingdom. She will analyze how macro regulatory… More

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