News Archive

2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Negotiation in the News: “Negotiating a Ceasefire in Syria”

Negotiation in the News is a series of brown-bag lunch conversations about current events and negotiation practices, facilitated by the faculty of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program   “Negotiating a Ceasefire in Syria” Facilitated by Jeremy McClane Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program November 15, 12-1:00pm, WCC 3012.… More

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sleeping With the (Political) Enemy

By SHEILA HEEN Published in The New York Times on November 1, 2012 YOU put a political sign in your yard to signal your views, your tribe. You want to be understood by those of like minds as well as by those whose minds you do not like. In certain climates these signs multiply nightly, on… More

Monday, October 22, 2012

Can we get a political timeout? Presidential debates should be dialogues, not football games.

October 25, 2012, Op/Ed in the Los Angeles Times By Robert C. Bordone and Heather Scheiwe Kulp   Reading the newspapers recently, we’ve been struck by how similar the presidential debate commentary has been to commentary about “Monday Night Football.” After the matchups in this year’s “debate season,” political pundits criticized President Obama’s “prevent defense” and “two-yard… More

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Former U.S. trade representative shares tools for successful multi-party negotiations

Textile imports from China. Trade gaps with Japan. Pirated music in Canada. World Trade Organization technology tariffs. These are just a few of the issues Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky negotiated as United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001. On October 3, Barshefsky came to Harvard Law School to share her experiences with students in the… More

Monday, October 15, 2012

HNMCP project makes the NY Daily News

The Daily News interviewed Bob Bordone for an article on this semester’s project with NY Councilman Daniel Garodnick. Students will be assessing the ways in which the NYC Comptroller’s Office processes claims against the City, whether the City is spending the right amount of time litigating versus settling cases, determining whether the best processes are being… More

Thursday, October 11, 2012

HNMCP welcomes Heather Scheiwe Kulp to the position of Clinical Fellow

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Scheiwe Kulp to the position of Clinical Fellow. Prior to joining HNMCP, Heather was a Skadden Fellow with Resolution Systems Institute/The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. There, she partnered with courts and government agencies to develop small claims,… More

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bob Bordone’s moving tribute in the HLS Bulletin to Roger Fisher

by Robert C. Bordone It is the spring of 1997 and I am sitting in Pound 107 while Roger Fisher ’48, Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, is telling a story about his serving as a weather reconnaissance pilot in World War II. As a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop, I have heard the story… More

Friday, October 5, 2012

Negotiation in the News: American Express, Big Banks, & the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  Negotiation in the News is a series of brown-bag lunch conversations about current events and negotiation practices, facilitated by the faculty of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program       “American Express, Big Banks, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Balancing Negotiation with Prosecution” Facilitated by Rory Van Loo Lecturer on Law… More

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Help us get an Innovating Justice Award!

Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program has been nominated for an Innovating Justice award and has the chance to win €50.000 worth of Innovation Lab Services from the Innovating Justice Experts, including support to get further financing.  A round of voting will decide what the top three innovations, ideas and challenges are and then a… More

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Negotiation in the News: Red Lines – Can They Work in the Iran Nuclear Weapons Stalemate

Join us at noon on Monday, September 24, 2012 in Wasserstein 3012 for the beginning of  a series of brown bag lunch conversations about current events and negotiation practices with students and the community, facilitated by the faculty of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program. Cookies and soda will be served. For the inaugural lunch,… More

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Roger Fisher (1922-2012)

“Peace is not a piece of paper, but a way of dealing with conflict when it arises.” ~Roger Fisher   “Today we mourn the loss of Professor Roger Fisher, the founder of the Program on Negotiation, who was inspiration for the work of our field, and for me personally in founding HNMCP. Roger was a… More

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome HLS class of 2015 – ADR Open House on Sept 17

  Welcome to the class of 2015! Interested in developing a powerful skill set for legal careers, non-legal careers, and your personal life? Want to learn to lead transformative social impact beyond the courtroom? Come find out how you can get involved in programs related to negotiation, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution at Harvard. Representatives… More

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Negotiating Disability Law in China

Of the many issues on the forefront of the development of civil rights in the People’s Republic of China today, the advancement of the rights of disabled persons offers great promise as well as many challenges. This past May, when most 3L’s were busy celebrating the end of their three-year law school odyssey, graduating students… More

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Grant Strother ’12 Awarded Fisher Sander Prize

Grant Strother ’12 was the recipient of this year’s Roger Fisher and Frank E.A. Sander Prize for his paper “Resolving Cultural Property Disputes in the Shadow of the Law”. The prize is awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to negotiation, dispute systems design, mediation, dispute resolution, or ADR. Read the… More

Friday, June 8, 2012

It’s Almost Never a Nail: Expanding the Lawyer’s Toolbox

This April, HNMCP Director Bob Bordone ’97, co-led a panel at his 15th Reunion with Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Jeremy McClane ’02 (10th Reunion) titled “It’s Almost Never a Nail: Expanding the Lawyer’s Toolbox.” Also participating were recent clinic students Ryan Blodgett ’12, Elizabeth Grosso ’13, Leah Kang ’12, Jeffrey Monhait ’12, Teresa Napoli ’13, Apoorva Patel ’13. The… More

Friday, June 8, 2012

An Appealing Design: Students devise an appeals process for the new Consumer Watchdog Agency

Last year, after Rory Van Loo ’07 left the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implementation team to become a lecturer on law and assistant director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, he asked his former colleagues how HLS students might assist the new agency. It had been created by Congress in 2010 largely thanks… More

Monday, June 4, 2012

HNMCP role plays now available on the Harvard Law School Case Studies website

Case studies are a valuable tool for experiential, participant-centered learning. Role plays and case studies bring real life situations to classroom settings, helping students prepare for their professional careers and experienced professional build on their skill sets. The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is leading the way in teaching students practical skills to help… More

Monday, April 30, 2012

59th Annual Williston Negotiation & Contracts Competition Winners

The winners of Harvard Law School’s 59th annual Williston Competition, Harvard’s annual contract negotiation and drafting competition for first-year law students, were announced on April 19. Best Overall Contract : Aseem Padukone ‘14, Stella Unruh ‘14, Andrew Sullivan ‘14 and Patrick Brown ‘14 Best Representation of Hanford School of Law : Nikolas Bowie ‘14 and… More

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

HNMCP students sow seeds of peace in the Middle East

This post originally appeared on Harvard Law School’s Clinical Blog.   Tucked away in an idyllic corner of Maine is a summer camp that features many traditional American activities: singing around bonfires, flag raising ceremonies, Color Wars, and chilly dips in the lake. Less ordinary, however, are the daily dialogue sessions, where Israeli and Palestinian campers… More

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Michael Young at speaks on the negotiations that led to the end of Apartheid

This article was originally published on the Harvard Law Today site. by Sophy Bishop “I took the view that what we ought to be talking about and thinking about was universal suffrage,” stated Michael Young in a lecture at HLS titled, “The Secret Talks That Led to the Fall of Apartheid.” As a British businessman… More

Monday, March 26, 2012

HNMCP Trains Israeli and Palestinian Youth

  JERUSALEM |In partnership with the Harvard University Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program at Harvard Law School, Seeds of Peace offered 32 of its Palestinian and Israeli Peer Leaders (aged 16-17) a three-day training in basic mediation and negotiation. “It was a fascinating opportunity to learn how to overcome obstacles in the negotiation process and how… More

Friday, February 10, 2012

Harvard Law Students visit Unity Neighborhood Justice Program in Chile

The fall 2011 semester project with the Ministry of Justice in Chile made news in Santiago when three students went down to do fieldwork. This past January, HNMCP students Leah Kang ’12, Teresa Napoli ’13, and Apoorva Patel ’13 traveled to Chile to investigate the Ministry of Justice’s neighborhood multi-door courthouse pilot program under the… More

Friday, February 10, 2012

Students travel to Washington to present plan to close Guantanamo

This story first appeared on Harvard Law Today.   A team of negotiators presented a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, a goal President Obama outlined at the beginning of his presidency. But just as the president has faced opposition, so too did the members of this team. When one of them recommended… More

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Former HNMCP Clinical Fellow Matt Smith ’05 in Bloomberg Law Review

Former HNMCP Clinical Fellow Matthew Smith ’06 gives “Reflections on 2011 FCPA Enforcement Trends: The Expanding Role of Foreign Law in Defining “Foreign Officials” in Bloomberg Law Review. Read the article here.… More

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Prof. Robert Bordone grades Congress in the National Journal

“To get more perspective on this brinkmanship and the way Hill leaders may be backstabbing each other behind closed doors, National Journal spoke with Robert C. Bordone, a Harvard law professor and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Program. He talked about the way both parties can find compromise, the Republicans’ superior negotiating skills, and what… More