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Evictions can kill: how US communities are trying to break the cycle of violence

In a typical year, American landlords file 3.6m eviction cases. The process has been criticized as an “expedited, state sanctioned collection process for landlords.” Systemic injustices require systemic solutions. Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Clinical Instructor Deanna Pantin Parrish co-authored an article on how alternative dispute resolution practices can shift a system to help […]

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Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic contributes to the development of novel mediation approach in Brazil

A project by Harvard Law School’s Dispute Systems Design, or DSD, Clinic is helping address a pressing justice issue in Brazil — the forced removal of vulnerable communities from occupied land. This October, students and instructors from the Dispute Systems Design Clinic travelled to Paraná, Brazil to meet their client, the Brazilian National Council of Justice.

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The Season of Difficult Conversations?

And so begins the season of holiday parties & family gatherings. As we head into what can sometimes be challenging conversational waters at gatherings with friends and family, we’re brushing up on our “difficult conversations” skills by revisiting episode one of our podcast “Thanks for Listening: The Holiday Table.” Image by Tim Sackton CC BY-SA

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Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Welcomes Jamie SaintPaul as Clinical Fellow 

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to welcome Jamie SaintPaul to its staff. SaintPaul has been appointed to the role of Clinical Fellow at HNMCP, where she will work closely with students, supervising the student practice group HLS Negotiators and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. She will also assist the Director on course preparation and special projects. 

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HNMCP Attends AALS Dispute Resolution Works in Progress Conference

Last weekend, several faculty and staff from the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program traveled down to New Haven, CT for the annual AALS ADR Works-in-Progress Conference. The conference was co-sponsored by the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution and Yale Law School’s Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

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Law school clinics offers first-hand experience

Students from the Harvard Law School Dispute Systems Design Clinic will conduct an assessment of the concerns and experiences that are driving these strong emotions, what approaches people take to raising their concerns with New Hampshire Judicial Court staff, and how these encounters are currently handled by both court users and court staff.

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Spring 2023 Student Spotlight: Valerie Gutmann ’23 & Austin Riddick ’23

Valerie and Austin agreed to interview each other about their time at Harvard Law School—how they became interested in dispute resolution, why they think the field is vital to our culture and the legal system today, their passion for helping those in conflict find agency and ownership in problem-solving, the specific ways they found to follow their passions in the work, and how they found community in the field.

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Clinical Fellow Position Open for Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

TITLE: Clinical Fellow DEPARTMENT Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP)Harvard Law School SUMMARY This exempt position reports to the Assistant Director. Will work closely with HNMCP leadership and staff to support expansion of the school’s innovative program in negotiation, mediation, facilitation, and dispute systems design. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS* Will provide regular oversight, mentorship, and coaching

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Student Spotlight Spring 2022: Chinyere Amanze

Our Spring 2022 Student Spotlight is Chinyere Amanze ’22. During her time at Harvard Law School, Chinyere immersed herself in the work of alternative dispute resolution and conflict management, through the “Negotiation Workshop,” the “Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiations, Group Decision-Making, and Teams” workshop, and the “Dispute Systems Design for Justice” seminar. Additionally, she was the

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ADR & Racial Equity Hackathon

Friday, June 24, 2022 – 10am EST *Virtual* Join us for a day-long, team-based sprint to build solutions to address power imbalances and racial inequity in alternative dispute resolution! Register here   More information: What is a hackathon? A hackathon brings people together to work in teams to build innovative solutions to concrete problems over

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