Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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 and recruiting new clinical projects. Alonzo was himself an HNMCP student during his time at Harvard Law School and helped manage two projects with Hewlett Packard focusing on human rights at their source factories in China.

“I am thrilled that Alonzo has agreed to return to Harvard Law School and join our incredibly strong teaching team,” said Bob Bordone, Director of HNMCP. “Alonzo’s experiences abroad, especially his work founding a disability clinic in China, will strengthen our efforts to provide more international projects for our students. His interdisciplinary interests also offer us new opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the Law School and Harvard University broadly in the years ahead.”

Alonzo comes to Harvard Law School from Renmin University Law School in Beijing, China, where he served as an Assistant Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence. He taught courses in alternative dispute resolution, international, and American law. He also ran the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic, China’s first law school clinic dedicated exclusively to providing legal services to persons with disabilities. He earned his JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and his BA from Yale University, cum laude, with distinction in the majors of both Political Science and Architecture. Alonzo has studied at Peking University, Tsinghua University, Taiwan University, UC Berkeley, and the University of Cape Town.

“Leading the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic figures as one of my life’s greatest privileges,” notes Alonzo. “Many of our clinical projects focused on helping persons with disabilities to satisfy their interests through the use of the very ADR principles I learned as an HNMCP clinic student myself. This has resulted in both tangible value for our clients and also positive changes in how disabled persons’ organizations resolve conflicts in China. I look forward to working with HNMCP’s dynamic team to further advance the study and practice of negotiation, conflict management and dispute resolution. I view this work as absolutely essential to creating the type of inclusive and peaceful society envisioned by the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic and central to the mission of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.”