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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Note from the Big Leagues

by Chris Davis ’14   Walking down the long corridor, adorned as it was with jerseys from bygone eras, gleaming World Series trophies, and a whole lot of Louisville Sluggers, I was reminded of the rich history of baseball, which has always been as much a part of the sport’s allure as the game itself.… More

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Clinical Fellow Heather Kulp Publishes on the Efficacy of Foreclosure Dispute Resolution

The Arkansas Law Review has published “A (Mortgage) Crisis in Communication: Foreclosure Dispute Resolution as Effective Response” (66 Ark. L. Rev. 186, 2013), co-authored by HNMCP Clinical Fellow Heather Scheiwe Kulp. And Dispute Resolution Magazine has included a summary of Heather’s article in it’s “Research Insights” section of the Summer 2013 issue (Vol. 19, Issue 4).… More

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sleeping With the (Political) Enemy

By SHEILA HEEN Published in The New York Times on November 1, 2012 YOU put a political sign in your yard to signal your views, your tribe. You want to be understood by those of like minds as well as by those whose minds you do not like. In certain climates these signs multiply nightly, on… More

Monday, October 22, 2012

Can we get a political timeout? Presidential debates should be dialogues, not football games.

October 25, 2012, Op/Ed in the Los Angeles Times By Robert C. Bordone and Heather Scheiwe Kulp   Reading the newspapers recently, we’ve been struck by how similar the presidential debate commentary has been to commentary about “Monday Night Football.” After the matchups in this year’s “debate season,” political pundits criticized President Obama’s “prevent defense” and “two-yard… More

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Former U.S. trade representative shares tools for successful multi-party negotiations

Textile imports from China. Trade gaps with Japan. Pirated music in Canada. World Trade Organization technology tariffs. These are just a few of the issues Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky negotiated as United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001. On October 3, Barshefsky came to Harvard Law School to share her experiences with students in the… More

Monday, October 15, 2012

HNMCP project makes the NY Daily News

The Daily News interviewed Bob Bordone for an article on this semester’s project with NY Councilman Daniel Garodnick. Students will be assessing the ways in which the NYC Comptroller’s Office processes claims against the City, whether the City is spending the right amount of time litigating versus settling cases, determining whether the best processes are being… More

Thursday, October 11, 2012

HNMCP welcomes Heather Scheiwe Kulp to the position of Clinical Fellow

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Scheiwe Kulp to the position of Clinical Fellow. Prior to joining HNMCP, Heather was a Skadden Fellow with Resolution Systems Institute/The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. There, she partnered with courts and government agencies to develop small claims,… More

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bob Bordone’s moving tribute in the HLS Bulletin to Roger Fisher

by Robert C. Bordone It is the spring of 1997 and I am sitting in Pound 107 while Roger Fisher ’48, Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, is telling a story about his serving as a weather reconnaissance pilot in World War II. As a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop, I have heard the story… More

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Former HNMCP Clinical Fellow Matt Smith ’05 in Bloomberg Law Review

Former HNMCP Clinical Fellow Matthew Smith ’06 gives “Reflections on 2011 FCPA Enforcement Trends: The Expanding Role of Foreign Law in Defining “Foreign Officials” in Bloomberg Law Review. Read the article here.… More

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Prof. Robert Bordone grades Congress in the National Journal

“To get more perspective on this brinkmanship and the way Hill leaders may be backstabbing each other behind closed doors, National Journal spoke with Robert C. Bordone, a Harvard law professor and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Program. He talked about the way both parties can find compromise, the Republicans’ superior negotiating skills, and what… More

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Prof. Bordone discusses Washington’s debt negotiations on WBUR’s Radio Boston.

July 26, 2011: Listen to the interview here.… More

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prof. Bordone weighs in on brinksmanship in Washington on CNN Money

July 2011: Prof. Bordone weighs in at “CNN Money” on brinksmanship in Washington and the debt negotiations Read the full article here.… More

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alonzo Emery ’10 helps to build a disabilities clinic at Renmin University Law School in Beijing

by Elaine McArdle At least 675 million people in the world have physical, intellectual or psychosocial disabilities, and many struggle for basic human rights including education and physical safety. In some countries, disabled children are not allowed to enroll in school or are segregated from other children. Women with disabilities are more likely to be… More

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Harvard Mediation Program Celebrates 30 Years of Students Resolving Conflicts

by Elaine McArdle After studying law and mediation in the People’s Republic of China post-college, David G. Seibel ’97 was eager to find the best training possible in alternative dispute resolution. He chose HLS in large part because of the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), a Student Practice Organization which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary… More

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cross-school collaboration: HLS Negotiation Workshop students cross the bridge to negotiate with HBS

by Elaine McArdle On a raw and rainy winter day in Boston, in a small room at Harvard Business School, two teams of students sit facing each other across a conference table. Each team includes two HBS students playing the roles of corporate executives at major drug companies, and an HLS student acting as their… More

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Uncommon Loss, Common Bond: HLS Clinic Helps Teens Who Have Been Victimized by Acts of Violence

Mark Hutchinson’s father lost the use of his legs in a bombing in Northern Ireland. Caitlin Leavey was 10 years old when her father, a New York City fire lieutenant, died leading firefighters from Ladder 15 into the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. For these teens and 73 others… More

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Prof. Robert Bordone contributes to the conversation in this month’s Global Brief: “Winning in the New Century Means . . . “

The era in which deploying sheer military might or flexing one’s vast economic muscle might be sufficient to win (or, more modestly, end or manage) a conflict has passed. Stunning technological advances in the last decade (think: social networking sites, smart phones, and the relentless 24/7 news cycle), combined with the break-neck pace of economic,… More