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Dispute System Design

California State University, Channel Islands, Ombuds

Semester: 2019 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Sunnie Ning & Areeb Salim

California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) is the newest university in the California State University system (est. 2002) with a focus on serving the Hispanic community and first-generation college students.  CSUCI employs approximately 1,100 faculty and staff and has a student population of approximately 7,100. Enrollment is expected to rise in coming years, and the… More

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: Fatima Dermawan & Leon Peschel

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

Harris County, Justice of the Peace 7-1

Semester: 2019 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Stefan Lehnardt, Zekariah McNeal, and Daniel Oyolu

Justice Courts in Texas have original jurisdiction over criminal cases involving fine-only “Class C” misdemeanors for both juveniles and adults, which can result in fines of up to $500+. Many of the juvenile Class C charges filed and suspensions are the result of school-based behavior, particularly physical altercations between students, which are charged as “Disorderly… 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

Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District (SAU 47)

Semester: 2019 Fall

Project Type: Dispute System Design

Students: Oliver Booth, Marla Blum, and Agnieszka Regiec

The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District (SAU 47) serves two rural New Hampshire towns with a combined population of approximately 11,000 and four district schools. This project with the Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic will be working with both the School District Administration and the Jaffrey-Rindge Educations Association (JREA), a collective bargaining unit representing all the… 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: Lisa Gluckstein, Hal Edmonson & Kyle Xu

The New Hampshire Adult Drug Treatment Court has been in existence for over a decade and is expanding statewide throughout 2018. Each drug court requires a team of both court and non-court professionals to manage client referrals, client monitoring, and drug court policies and procedures. The conflicts that arise between members of drug court teams… More