Classes

Students interested in a focus on problem-solving approaches to lawyering, including alternative methods of dispute resolution and conflict engagement, will find a robust list of offerings from the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.

The introductory course in problem-solving is the Negotiation Workshop, which presents a basic overview of the theory and practice of negotiation, with a special emphasis on skills development. Those with a particular interest in dispute resolution and conflict engagement are encouraged to take the Negotiation Workshop during JET or their 1L spring so as to create a strong foundation for our broad range of advanced courses, which include:

Some other recommended courses related to problem solving and dispute resolution at HLS are listed below. Full descriptions and information on when these courses are offered can be found in the online catalog:

  • Advanced Negotiation: Fugitive Negotiation
  • Advanced Negotiation: Negotiation, Money & You
  • Applying Adaptive Leadership to Thrive and Lead Change in Uncertain Times
  • Deals
  • Diversity and Dispute Resolution
  • Foundations of International Arbitration: Theory and Practice
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Legal Innovation Through Design Thinking
  • Legal Profession: Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Polarities: The Power of “Both/And” in Law and Leadership—Reading Group
  • The Power of Alignment: Where the Business World is Going and How Negotiators Can Shape the Deals Being Done
  • When to Talk and When To Fight—Reading Group