News Archive


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Harvard Negotiation Law Review Symposium on Gender Equity this Friday

Join us as we explore barriers to gender equity, and equity more broadly, in the legal profession. We will hear from the General Counsel at Verizon, leaders who are designing equity in their firms and organizations, and experts in the fields of implict bias, negotiation, and dispute systems design.… More

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Newsletter

The newest issue of the HNMCP newsletter is now up on our site, covering recent projects, new staff, getting schooled by Michelle Obama’s speechwriter and the latest Class Notes! You can read it all here.… More

Monday, September 25, 2017

HNMCP Welcomes Two New Clinical Instructors

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Mamo and Neil McGaraghan to its staff. Andrew Mamo will serve as Lecturer on Law in the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop class and as Clinical Instructor with HNMCP, where his main work will focus on supervising current and recruiting… More

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to get involved in Dispute Resolution @ HLS

Welcome back to campus 2L & 3Ls! Welcome to the Class of 2020!   Harvard Law School offers a rich diversity of courses in dispute resolution. Here’s how you can get involved right away! First things first—the Negotiation Workshop is the gateway course to everything else. If you want to dive deep into alternative dispute… More

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bob Bordone interviewed on “All Rise”

Brady Bender and Pete Davis interview Prof. Bob Bordone. Bordone is the Thaddeaus R. Beal Clinical Professor, an expert in dispute systems design, and the leader of perhaps the only class on campus that makes people cry out of emotional connection rather than academic anxiety. He joined All Rise! in the spring to discuss his… More

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Harvard Mediation Program Welcomes New Clinical Instructor

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) of Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the addition of a new team member. Catherine Mondell recently joined the staff as Clinical Instructor for the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), a student practice organization under the auspices of HNMCP.… More

Monday, June 12, 2017

HLS thinks bigger than ever

Faculty carry on annual tradition of sharing scholarship, shorthand This article first appeared on Harvard Law Today Each May since 2011, Harvard Law School has presented “HLS Thinks Big,” a TED Talks-style event that invites faculty members to present a “big idea” in front of an audience of faculty, students and staff. While the big idea in… More

Friday, May 26, 2017

New video on the collaboration of HNMCP and Seeds of Peace

Beautiful new video from our friends at Seeds of Peace highlighting HNMCP’s five-year—and counting—collaboration with this sensational organization. Thanks to all the Seeds of Peace in the world, and the amazing staff running this program. You inspire us every day! You can read about all five of our clinical projects with Seeds of Peace here and about the… More

Friday, May 26, 2017

To Dialogue: Moving Towards Conversation About Refugee Resettlement in Maine

A team of Harvard Law School Negotiators students worked throughout the Spring 2017 semester with Catholic Charities Maine on a new project entitled, “To Dialogue: Moving Towards Conversation About Refugee Resettlement in Maine”.… More

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Law and Happiness in Bhutan: A New Law School in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Another Harvard Law School graduate, Stephan Sonnenberg ’06, has also been working to realize that goal. A former clinical faculty member at Harvard Law School, he was teaching at Stanford when he stumbled upon a notice that a school in Bhutan was looking for someone to start a clinical program. Bhutan had been on Sonnenberg’s bucket list for years, albeit mostly for the country’s mountains and renowned beauty. He joked with his wife about applying for the position, and she called his bluff. The couple and their two children have now been living in Bhutan since July 2015, and he has been helping to design the school’s curriculum and will teach alongside 10 other faculty members.… More

Monday, May 1, 2017

A Better Use of Our Courts: Brazilian Experience in Dispute System Design for the Public Sector

by Adriel Borshansky ’15   The Vice-President of the Brazilian Supreme Court, Justice José Antônio Dias Toffoli, spoke to students, faculty, and community members on April 11th about his experiences working to implement dispute systems design in Brazil’s public sector. A graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Justice Toffoli is… More

Friday, April 28, 2017

Police-Community Dialogue: HNMCP Releases Innovative Resource on Facilitation

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program has produced a new video resource on facilitation, entitled “Police-Community Dialogue: A Facilitated Conversation Featuring Commentary with Harvard Law School Professor Robert C. Bordone”. The resource, which can be purchased on HLS Case Studies, features an unedited facilitated dialogue as well as retrospective analysis and commentary with the… More

Friday, April 28, 2017

Winners of the Fourth Annual HNMCP Art Contest Announced

This spring, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) held its fourth annual art competition. The motivation behind the contest is our belief that creative expressions of conflict resolution promote and advance peace itself. HNMCP builds community around conflict resolution skills and practice, and we want our space to reflect our values. We seek… More

Monday, April 24, 2017

Worst. Year. Ever.

For the second year in a row, Prof. Bob Bordone was invited to be part of the Last Lecture Series for the graduating Class of 2017. Reflecting on what creates resilience in difficult times, Bob gave a moving talk on his “Worst. Year. Ever.” and urged graduating 3Ls to try seven different ways to empower… More

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lisa Dicker ’17 Wins the Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Award

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is incredibly proud and excited that two-time HNMCP student, co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and Simulations Chair for the Harvard Law School Negotiators Lisa Dicker ′17 has been awarded the 2017 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Award. … More

Thursday, April 13, 2017

HNMCP Facilitates “Diversity Days @ HLS”: Admitted Students Engage with Identity and Lawyering

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is leading and facilitating a new dialogue series with admitted students as part of “Diversity Days @ HLS”. Diversity Days is a collaboration between HLS Admissions and the Dean of Students Office. The purpose of the program is to offer a robust weekend of learning to students… More

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 HNLR Symposium Reflection

On the surface, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and activism may appear to be in tension with each other. The former generally seeks to resolve conflicts through collaborative agreements, while the latter is often a public, vigorous campaign for one side. However, despite their apparent differences, there is significant overlap between these two fields and room for exchanging ideas. The Harvard Negotiation Law Review’s 22nd annual symposium, Reflections on the Intersection of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Activism, explored opportunities for sharing and cross-fertilization between these fields. Practitioners of ADR, activists, and those who straddle both worlds came together to explore the manner in which the fields oppose each other, complement each other, and can learn from each other.… More

Monday, April 3, 2017

HNMCP to Host Alumni Edition of Harvard Community Dialogue

The upcoming HLS Spring Reunion is filled to the brim with unique speaker events, panels, and social events. As one of these events, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) will offer an opportunity for alumni, current students, staff, faculty, and community members to participate in small group facilitated dialogue. Professor Bob Bordone ’97… More

Monday, March 13, 2017

HNMCP Art Competition 2017

Deadline: March 17, 2017   ABOUT: Creative expressions of conflict resolution—whether in photography, on canvas, or through sculpture—promote and advance conflict resolution itself. The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) builds community around conflict resolution skills and practice, and we want our space to reflect our values. HNMCP seeks to feature creative representations of… More

Friday, March 10, 2017

Former DOJ mediator describes ‘active’ neutrality, at HLS symposium

This article first appeared on Harvard Law Today Within minutes of the Aug. 10, 2014, fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown, a civil rights group alerted the U.S. Justice Department’s Community Relations Service, or CRS. Four days later, President Barack Obama ’91 publicly announced that CRS was on… More

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mediation and Leadership: Touchpoints & Recipes for Best Practices

A Conversation with Arthur T. Matthews, J.D. Chief Operating Officer & Principal at Matthews & Matthews Consulting Faculty at New York University, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations, and the University of Arkansas Tuesday, February 21 5–6:00pm Pound Hall 512 Cookies & Soda will be served  Sponsored by the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation… More

Friday, January 27, 2017

Reflections at the Intersection of Alternative Dispute Resolution & Activism

. Please join us at the Harvard Negotiation Law Review 2017 Symposium “Reflections on the Intersection of Alternative Dispute Resolution & Activism”   Friday, February 17, 2017 12:00–6:30pm Harvard Law School, Austin Hall West Register Here Keynote Speaker: 12–1:00pm The Honorable Grande Lum Director, The Divided Community Project, Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law… More