Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How to get involved in Dispute Resolution @ HLS

Welcome back to campus 2L & 3Ls! Welcome to the Class of 2020!


Harvard Law School offers a rich diversity of courses in dispute resolution. Here’s how you can get involved right away!

First things first—the Negotiation Workshop is the gateway course to everything else. If you want to dive deep into alternative dispute resolution and sharpen your negotiation skills, apply to the Negotiation Workshop as soon in your law school career as you can. We’ve got a terrific roster of professors in both the Winter term and the Spring term, pulling both from faculty here at HLS as well as visiting lecturers who are full-time practitioners in the field. 2Ls and 3Ls register through Helios as usual. 1L application instructions are here. LLM and cross-registrant application instructions are here. For more any questions regarding the Negotiation Workshop, please contact the Workshop Coordinator, John Rzasa.

Once you’ve taken the Negotiation Workshop, you are eligible for a range of advanced courses in dispute resolution, including the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinic, Dispute Systems DesignThe Lawyer as Facilitator, and Advanced Negotiation: Multiparty Negotiation, Group Decision Making, and Teams.

There are several student practice organizations you can get involved in right away, in your 1L year, that will get you connected with other like minded peers: the Harvard Mediation Program, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and the Harvard Negotiators. If you’d like to speak with someone about these student organizations, please feel free to reach out to the HNMCP Fellow Adriel Borshansky. Adriel will host a Student ADR Night in the HNMCP suite in Pound 513 on Thursday, September 7 at 7pm

If you have any questions about the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic itself, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with Clinic Coordinator, Tracy Blanchard.

We look forward to welcoming you to the world of dispute resolution at Harvard Law School!