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Student Spotlight: Torian Cook ’24

We are so excited to feature Torian Cook ’24 in our spring semester Student Spotlight. Torian has contributed to the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) community at Harvard Law School (HLS) throughout her time in here, holding multiple roles and leadership positions. Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program staffers Tracy Blanchard and Sara del Nido Budish […]

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‘It’s important to sing, even when it rains’

First published in Harvard Law Today There were just four weeks until Harvard Law School’s commencement ceremony, and Salomé Van Bunnen LL.M. ’24 was more than 7,000 miles away—in East Africa. But far from regretting missing a few of her final days in Cambridge, Salomé was in Tanzania celebrating putting into practice a semester of

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Unlearning Silence

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is thrilled to be able to present a conversation between Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Morgan Michelle Franklin and HNMCP alum Elaine Lin Hering, the author of the forthcoming book Unlearning Silence: How to Speak Your Mind, Unleash Talent, and Live More Fully (Penguin, March 2024). Morgan

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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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