2020 Fall

Power, Protest, and Political Change

This project was developed by two students who have already taken the Dispute Systems Design Clinic and are engaging in an advanced clinical project. The students will explore the relationship between power and negotiation, particularly through the lens of how people with limited individual power organize and build a movement for political change.

New Hampshire Judicial Branch

The New Hampshire Judicial Branch has convened an interdisciplinary committee composed of representatives from all parts of the Court system. HNMCP will conduct a project to explore stakeholder experiences, approaches to, and perspectives on remote hearings and the role they may play in ensuring access to justice and serving as a dispute resolution option that courts could offer. Potential final products include recommendations, resources, and/or training materials to improve stakeholder use of and value gained from remote hearings.

Alternative 911

The Boston Police Department routinely responds to calls for service involving mental health, homelessness, substance use, traffic incidents, and nonviolent neighborhood or domestic disputes. In the face of nationwide racial disparities in public safety practices, many have advocated for the ability to seek help in addressing these issues without relying entirely on the police. Boston City …

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

As part of this mandate, the NRC staff has engaged HNMCP to review its existing hearing process for licensing nuclear reactors and develop proposals for a new hearing process that is tailored to efficiently meet the needs of the public, advanced reactor applicants, and other stakeholders.

ATX Hackerspace

ATXHackerspace is a member-run, volunteer-run makerspace in Austin, Texas. Incorporated as an LLC in 2010, ATXHS was begun by three guys who loved computers and making useful things out of wood and metal. The organization’s mission is to offer education and space for creation. ATXHS acts as a gathering place for makers to share their knowledge, create useful and …

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