Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Netta Barak-Corren Wins the 2013 Fisher Sander Prize

Netta Barak-Corren is the 2013 winner of the Fisher Sander Prize with a paper titled, “Compliance with the Law Under Religion-Based Normative Conflicts: A Behavioral Analysis and Preliminary Prescriptions.”

This prize was established in 2007 by the Program on Negotiation in honor of Professors Roger Fisher, the Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, and Frank E. A. Sander, the Bussey Professor of Law, Emeritus. This prize is awarded annually to the best student paper on a topic related to negotiation, dispute systems design, mediation, dispute resolution, or ADR. The prize committee is chaired by Professors Robert Bordone and Robert Mnookin. The amount of the prize is $1,000. The winner’s name is also engraved on a wall plaque to be displayed at the Program on Negotiation.

“I am really thrilled and honored to receive the Fisher-Sander Award in recognition of my Master’s thesis,” said Ms. Barak-Corren. “The leading role of Harvard Law School in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution has been one of the main reasons why I came to HLS and winning the prize that recognizes this type of work is just too good to be true. I have always found the work of Roger Fisher and Frank Sander to be thought-provoking inspiring and it is really humbling to receive a writing prize in their honor today.”

While at Harvard Law School Barak-Corren received the Gammon Fellowship, the Shapiro Scholarship and the Pearlman Scholarship, and was a P.E.O. International Peace Prize recipient. Her LLM paper, which offers an interdisciplinary approach to resolve normative conflicts between law and religion, was written under the supervision of Professor Cass Sunstein and was recently selected to participate in the International Global Law and Policy (IGLP) conference at HLS. Ms. Barak-Corren received her LLB/BA in Law and in Cognitive Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011 as the valedictorian of her class and clerked for then-Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, the Honorable Dorit Beinish. This fall she will begin her doctoral studies in the SJD program at HLS, under the supervision of Professor Cass Sunstein, Dean Martha Minow, and Professor Tom Tyler (Yale Law School).

Read Barak-Corren’s winning Fisher Sander paper.