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

First published in Harvard Law Today

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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 hard work with Harvard Law’s Dispute Systems Design Clinic.

“It has been such an amazing opportunity and experience to participate in the creation of a new module on negotiation skills for an amazing all-girls school,” she says. “I am so grateful to have been able to use my time at HLS to learn practical skills, work with a wonderful team, whilst helping on a concrete project that I hope will have a lasting impact.” . . . Working with a school in Tanzania and her fellow clinic students, Salomé conducted research and applied her knowledge of the law and alternative dispute resolution to create a negotiation course especially aimed at women and girls.

“Our goal is to contribute to the empowerment of students with important tools that can help them navigate the challenges that they might face in their daily lives,” says Salomé, who recently visited in person the leaders at Secondary Education for Girls’ Advancement, in Morogoro, Tanzania. 

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