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Volume XI - Issue I

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HNMCP Newsletter XI, Issue I: Welcome to our New Director!

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 colleagues,”… More

Spring 2018 Projects

Our Spring semester clinical projects allowed us to think about dispute systems design in a variety of contexts and settings and to tailor recommendations to meet the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders—from an environmental watchdog to drug court teams; from schools in the midst of entrenched conflict to student, staff, and faculty on… More

Podcast Launch

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast series called Thanks for Listening. We are pleased to announce that the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program has been awarded a grant to fund a new podcast series called Thanks for Listening,… More

Let’s Disagree

What do you get when you combine a diverse group of people, trained student facilitators, and a willingness to engage around polarizing civic issues over the course of a semester? HNMCP mixed those ingredients and came up with Let’s Disagree, a dialogue series offered as part of HNMCP’s Political Dialogue Initiative. Let’s Disagree incorporated key… More

Harvard Law School Negotiators Expanding ADR Opportunities for Students

This past year brought a flurry of activity and excitement for members of Harvard Law School Negotiators, led by Brady Bender ’18, Yoonie Han ’18, Brayden Koslowsky ’19, Michael Kucharski ’19, and Jacob Stoller ’18. HLS Negotiators, a student practice organization, provides students with opportunities to refine their skills in alternative dispute resolution. By partnering… More

The Changing Landscape of Dispute Resolution in Brazil

By Ana Carolina Viana Riella, Outreach & Case Coordinator, Harvard Mediation Program Last fall I returned to my home country of Brazil to speak at the XXIII Brazilian Bar Association National Conference in São Paulo about my experience as Outreach & Case Coordinator at the Harvard Mediation Program. Over 20,000 people attended, making it the… More

2018 HNMCP Art Contest

For this year’s annual art contest (the fifth of its kind), HNMCP invited original works of poetry that engaged themes of conflict, polarization, and dialogue. The clinic believes that expressive arts have a unique ability to deepen practitioners’ appreciation for and understanding of the complex world of conflict resolution and management. Moreover, the practice of… More

Learning by Doing: Ambassador Wendy Sherman Returns to the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop

During their last week of class, students in the Spring 2018 Negotiation Workshop had the opportunity to learn from one of the truly influential negotiators of our time: Ambassador Wendy Sherman. It was Sherman’s second time in three years visiting the Negotiation Workshop, and her talk this time around was equally packed with honesty, storytelling,… More

Zikaron BaSalon

A team of HLS Negotiators students carried out a semester-long project with Zikaron BaSalon (Hebrew for “memories in the living room”). Zikaron BaSalon is an initiative seeking to offer intimate and engaging platforms for people to commemorate the Holocaust around the world. The students’ primary objective for the project was to understand and provide feedback… More

Student Spotlight—Jonathan Rosenbluth ’18

People care. People care about themselves. People care about others. People care about ideas and people care about politics. People care about their community, their country, and the world. Because we care, sometimes we work together to tackle challenges. And because we care, sometimes our differences of opinion sow division and animosity. This past spring,… More

Alumni Spotlight—Elaine Lin ’10

HNMCP: What originally attracted you to the Negotiation Workshop, and then to the Clinic? Elaine Lin Hering: Every law student I spoke with as a 1L had raved about the Negotiation Workshop as the “one class you have to take while at HLS,” so I was thrilled to get off the waitlist and into the… More

Publications & Presentations

  At the beginning of October, the HNMCP team and some of our students, facilitated a campus-wide conversation “Making Sense of the Kavanaugh Confirmation Process”. This, in addition to a separate group dialogue process we offered a week earlier, was a chance for students, staff, and faculty to engage in small group facilitated dialogue with voices on all… More

In Memoriam & Congratulations!

On October 20, 2018, the Harvard University community came together to honor and remember Frank E. A. Sander, longtime professor at Harvard Law School, co-founder of the Program on Negotiation, and considered one of the pioneers of alternative dispute resolution. “Frank played a preeminent role in shaping that important discipline, which has transformed our legal… More

Class Notes

  Elaine Lin Hering ’10 writes, “James Lazarus joined us early January of 2018 and we’ve been on a steep learning curve since then on how to: a) meet his interests; and b) hopefully start to shape him into the decent sort of human being the world seems to need now more than ever.”  … More