Clinical Fellow Position Open for Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program


Clinical Fellow


Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP)
Harvard Law School


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.


Will provide regular oversight, mentorship, and coaching to students involved in Harvard Law School Negotiators, a student practice organization of Harvard Law School. Responsible for providing strategic leadership for growth and developing projects for Harvard Law School Negotiators.

Will provide additional oversight to the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) and help coordinate joint activities and initiatives of HNLR, Harvard Law School Negotiators, and the Harvard Mediation Program.

Will work to support HNMCP program innovation, including creative projects such as research and writing projects related to facilitation, dispute resolution systems design, negotiation, and mediation.

Will help develop new teaching materials for use in the clinic’s teaching and executive education programs; these materials will include simulations, case studies, and materials for use with new technologies.

As needed will also assist the HNMCP faculty in project management, clinic development, and outreach efforts.

This is a term position through June 30, 2025.


Performs other duties as necessary


Basic Qualifications: J.D. earned within the last 3 years and admission to a state bar, with a commitment to join or seek temporary admission to the Massachusetts bar (pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04).

Please note: To qualify for a Fellowship, candidates must have earned their J.D. within the last three years.

Additional Qualifications: Experience with theory and practice of negotiation, mediation, dispute systems design, or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) a plus. Should be passionate about developing field of negotiation and dispute resolution and have long term interest in pursuing career in negotiation and dispute resolution. Superior interpersonal skills, proven capacity to work as a trustworthy and collaborative team member, sound judgment, an entrepreneurial attitude, exceptional ethical standards, strong mentoring ability, deft management skills, professional and responsible demeanor, and outstanding writing and verbal skills required.


Assistant Director


Please send resume/cv and cover letter to Program Coordinator Tracy Blanchard. Deadline Thursday, May 18, 2023.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

*The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. 

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