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:

  • Administrative Law
  • Deals
  • Cross Border M&A: Drafting, Negotiation & the Auction Process
  • Foundations of International Arbitration: Theory and Practice
  • International Investment Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Money, Negotiation & You
  • Negotiation & Diplomacy
  • Sports and the Law: Examining the Legal History and Evolution of America’s Three “Major League” Sports: MLB, NFL and NBA
  • Sustainable Development and International Investment Arbitration: Issues, Policies and Challenges—Reading Group