Alternative Dispute Resolution

Rethinking Systems Design for Racial Justice

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, in partnership with the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, The Ohio State University’s Divided Community Project, and Stanford Law School’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, is pleased to invite you to join an interactive symposium series titled “Rethinking Systems Design for Racial Justice & Equity.” This three part-series will take place across the spring semester and across the country.

HNMCP and the American Bar Association Jointly Release Report on Best Practices for Eviction Diversion: “Designing for Housing Stability”

A major new report jointly released today by the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program and the American Bar Association identifies a list of key considerations for designing court-based and court-adjacent eviction prevention and/or diversion programs. The report, Designing for Housing Stability: Best Practices for Court-Based and Court-Adjacent Eviction Prevention and/or Diversion Programs, was written …

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Dispute Systems Design Info Session for HLS Students

This information session brought together current Dispute Systems Design Clinic students—to talk about the skills they’ve harvested from working with real-world clients through the clinic—as well as alums, who reflect on how their clinic experience helped them discern and inform their professional path and work in the world. This info session was held for Harvard …

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Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Releases Report on a New Safety Response System for the City of Boston

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. In June …

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The Risk—and Relief—in Calls for Unity

President Biden ran on a campaign of unity, “restoring the soul of our nation.” These calls often resembled a pastor’s sermon more than policymaker’s plan, and suggested that division was not a symptom, but instead a harm in and of itself. . . . In President Biden’s view, it seems that division itself is what needs to be overcome. But how? Does his vision of unity include those who stormed the Capitol, or the lawmakers who refuse to denounce them? How do we achieve unity when the current moment also requires an unambiguous rejection of forms of violence? Is his unity a moral aspiration, or a political project? If it is the latter, how do we implement it?

Strategies in Multi-Party Negotiations (A Video Presentation)

HNMCP is fortunate to draw on the expertise of a wide variety of practitioners in seeking to understand and teach students about the nuances of alternative dispute resolution. One of those practitioners is Susan Carney Lynch, JD, DrPH, NREMT-P, a lawyer, public servant, and Fellow with Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI). Dr. Lynch has built a career …

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Morgan Franklin promoted to Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is pleased to announce the promotion of Morgan Franklin. Franklin serves as a Lecturer on Law in the school’s flagship Negotiation Workshop and as a Clinical Instructor with HNMCP, where her main work will focus on supervising current and recruiting new clinical projects. Morgan most recently served as the Clinical Fellow at HNMCP.

Covid-19 and Conflicts: The Health of Peace Processes During a Pandemic

HNMCP alum Lisa Dicker ’17 and HLS alum Danae Askar ’16, both of whom have worked in peace negotiation and post-conflict transitional contexts, have co-authored “Covid-19 and Conflicts: The Health of Peace Processes During a Pandemic” in the Harvard Negotiation Law Journal. The article provides a preliminary analysis of the impacts of the pandemic on …

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Can Dispute Systems Design be “Rapid-Response”?

Dispute systems design, when done well, emphasizes thoughtful, intentional engagement with stakeholders in order to develop robust conflict management systems. Is this approach useful during an acute crisis? A few days ago, a friend who works in a state court system sent the following email to me and a number of colleagues in the field of …

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