From the archive

Dispute System Design

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Semester: 2013 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Sarah Paige, Michelle Goldring, and John Miller

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading federal agency implementing disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion activities in the United States and abroad. HNMCP will conduct a rigorous assessment of, and provide recommendations for, strengthening CDC’s conflict prevention and management infrastructure.… More

City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, Office of Housing Stability

Semester: 2017 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Shaina Maldonado, Patricia Alejandro, & Oriol Valenti Vidal

Created by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in January of 2016, the Office of Housing Stability (OHS) is charged with helping Boston residents find and maintain stable, safe, and affordable housing. This focus on community preservation and stabilization makes OHS the first of its kind in the nation. Essential to the Office’s displacement prevention work is… More

Community Conferencing Center

Semester: 2017 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Preston Hipps & Chu Chu

The Community Conferencing Center (CCC) is a conflict transformation and community justice organization that provides ways for people to safely, collectively and effectively prevent and resolve conflicts and crime. The CCC provides a space for dialogue and healing by bringing together individuals involved in serious crime with those harmed by their actions. The process, however,… More

Consensus Building Institute

Semester: 2007 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Benet Magnuson & Amy Turner

Develop a consensus process for municipal approaches to immigration… More

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Semester: 2011 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design

Students: Jeff Monhait, Lizzie Grosso, Ryan Blodgett

The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products. The CFPB will be supervising financial institutions to help ensure that consumer financial… More

Cornerstone Village CoHousing

Semester: 2011 Fall

Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: David Newman, Joel Knopf

Cornerstone Village Cohousing is an intentional residential community of 32 households in North Cambridge in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhood. With the acknowledgement that conflict is an inevitable part of working and living together, a plan for a conflict resolution committee was written into the bylaws, but… More

Covenant Transport

Semester: 2007 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Tenley Laserson

Develop a dispute system to address major injury claims… More

DC Office for the Ombudsman for Public Education

Semester: 2017 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Corey Linehan & Sara Leiman

The District of Columbia’s Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education (“the Office”) is an independent, neutral office that works to ensure equal access to education for the approximately 88,000 students attending its public and public charter schools. In pursuit of this mission, the Office helps individual students and their families resolve questions, concerns, or… More

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

Semester: 2018 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design, Dispute System Evaluation

Students: TBA

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. It seeks to address the key governance issues of the oil, gas and mining sectors. HNMCP will provide research support and recommendations for EITI’s current grievance mechanism review.… More

InnerCity Weightlifting

Semester: 2017 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Shayan Edalati & Anne Thoma

InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. At ICW, we use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence. InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) reduces… More

Kids4Peace

Semester: 2014 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Whitney Benns, Angela Chan, and Yaseen Eldik

Kids4Peace (K4P) is a global youth movement that works to end conflict and inspire hope in divided societies around the world. Founded in Jerusalem in 2002, Kids4Peace provides a six-year program of interfaith dialogue, leadership development and nonviolent action through a network of eight local chapters in North America and a branch office in Jerusalem.… More

Mediation Works Incorporated

Semester: 2009 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design, Mediation

Students: Steven Segal

To design a monitoring and assessment method for an eviction mediation program.… More

Medical Legal Partnership for Children

Semester: 2008 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Pia Owens, Rosalie Braunstein, & Yared Alula

Develop a dispute management system for low-income housing… More

Michigan State University College of Law

Semester: 2012 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design, Mediation

Students: Saady Siddiky, Rose Yan, and Amanda Willis

HNMCP will assist the Michigan State University College of Law in the creation of a peer mediation program to empower students to resolve their issues in an informal process that encourages shared communication, learning opportunities, and creative and lasting solutions and allows students trained in the current mediation certification courses to further develop and hone their skills. … More

Modria.com

Semester: 2012 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Leila Perkins, Eugene Karlik, and Daniel Doktori

Modria.com is an online dispute resolution (ODR) services and technology company that has led in the ODR field since its inception. This project focuses on Modria’s effort to help design an online dispute resolution system to meet the European Union’s mandate for an EU-wide single online platform for contractual dispute resolution. HNMCP students will provide a summary report of recommendations for the ODR system design.… More

Modria.com

Semester: 2013 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Daniel Dykes & Xin Liu

Founded in 2011, Modria is a leading online dispute resolution services and technology company in the field of eCommerce and online payments. Modria believes that online dispute resolution (ODR) is the future of justice. It aims to change the way the world resolves disputes and leads the development of justice systems for the 21st century.… More

New Hampshire Adult Drug Treatment Court

Semester: 2018 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: TBA

Information on this project to come . . .… More

New Hampshire Office of Mediation & Arbitration

Semester: 2017 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Margaret Huang & Michael Haley

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch Office of Mediation and Arbitration oversees all alternative dispute resolution programs within the New Hampshire Judicial Branch, including creating, managing, monitoring, and assessing programs. This project will look at the use of ADR in the family division, focusing on the process for handling reopened divorce and parenting cases. The Court… More

Office of New York City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick

Semester: 2012 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design, Dispute System Evaluation, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Jon Enfield and Anna Gressel

New York City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick’s office is looking at two areas of the operation of the New York City Comptroller’s Office: the way that it resolves legal claims against the City of New York, and its audit function. HNMCP will assess whether the City is spending the right amount of time litigating versus settling cases, determine whether the best processes are being employed, and will make recommendations on how best to improve the city’s conflict management systems. It will also provide a critical review of the audit process to consider whether there are ways to make the audit more results-driven and less confrontational, and will propose an improved conflict management system for disputes arising out of the audits.… More

Paypal

Semester: 2009 Spring

Project Type: Dispute System Design, Stakeholder Assessment

Students: Isaac Beerman & Rachel Carlton

Design an online system that meets the needs of a local courthouse.… More