Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Seminar

This 1-credit seminar is the required classroom component for students doing work through the Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program during the Fall of 2017.

Students will read and discuss works related to the various models for conducting conflict assessments, designing dispute systems, and working as a lawyer to be an effective deal-design architect. In addition, readings and discussions will focus on the practical and ethical quandaries and special challenges faced by professionals in conflict resolution, mediation, and dispute systems design. Some sessions will require students to present problems related to the clinical work in which they are currently engaged to the members of the class for discussion and brainstorming. The 1-credit class will be front-loaded with weekly meeting times for the first part of the semester and fewer or no class sessions in the second half of the semester in order to allow students to focus more intently on their clinical work.

Required Clinic Component: Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic (2-4 fall clinical credits). This Clinic and Clinical Seminar are bundled—your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: The Negotiation Workshop. Students must enroll in Negotiation Workshop separately from, and prior to, clinic enrollment. There is no clinic preference or priority to enroll in Negotiation Workshop. Failure to meet the co-/pre requisites by the clinic’ add/drop deadline will result in the student being dropped from the clinic and this required course.

Add/Drop Deadline: Please note that HNMCP has an early add/drop date—The add/drop deadline for the Fall 2017 clinic is Friday, August 4, 2017. 

LLM Students: Due to the pre-requisite, LLM students are not eligible to apply for this Clinical Seminar or for the Fall Negotiation & Mediation Clinic.

In the fall of 2017, this class will meet Thursday, 3-5:00pm.