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Volume IV - Issue I

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Newsletter: Volume IV – Issue I

    Dear HNMCP Friend, Welcome to the sixth issue of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) Newsletter. As many of you know, HNMCP has grown tremendously in its first four years. Though we are extremely pleased by the clinic’s success, it has placed extraordinary strain on the staff to keep pace with… More

Fall 2010 Clinical Projects: Restructuring Conflict

This fall, HNMCP has conducted five projects addressing a diverse set of issues in the fields of negotiation and mediation.  HNMCP students have worked on issues related to micro-finance in Egypt, diversity in the legal profession, the protection of low-wealth and minority “heirs’ property” owners, recurring contract negotiations between municipal government and unions, and conflict… More

Client Spotlight: Michael Chernoff of the Cleveland Indians

HNMCP: How did you first hear about HNMCP? MC: I first heard about HNMCP through my brother, Brian, who was involved in the program as an HLS student. HNMCP: What were the attractions of working with a team of students around negotiation? MC: In baseball, we do all sorts of negotiations and use different techniques for many… More

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Kan ’11

HNMCP: Given the range of clinic options available at Harvard Law School, why did you choose the Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP)? JK: I actually knew that I wanted to do HNMCP even before I came to HLS!  Back in 2008, I had taken vacation days off from work in order to take Prof. Bordone’s… More

Student Spotlight: Greg LeSaint ’11

HNMCP: Given the range of clinic options available at Harvard Law School, why did you choose the Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP)? Greg LeSaint: As a 1L, I became greatly interested in the Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program mainly because I had come from a teaching career that had required a great deal of negotiation… More

Stephan Sonnenberg Speaks at American Psychological Association

In August, 2010, HNMCP Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Stephan Sonnenberg ’06 presented at two separate panels at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA).  The first presentation focused on the implications of the 2009 Supreme Court case Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project for conflict resolution practitioners and trainers.  Sonnenberg argued that the six… More

Alumna Spotlight: Jennifer Reynolds ’07

HNMCP: What kinds of negotiation-related activities did you pursue at HLS? Jennifer Reynolds: My first contact with the Program on Negotiation was an executive education class I took before law school, “Managing Conflict in the Organization.”  It was a great class, and when I arrived at HLS I resolved to take as many negotiation-related courses… More

Uncommon Loss, Common Bond

By Elaine McArdle Mark Hutchinson’s father lost the use of his legs in a bombing in Northern Ireland. Caitlin Leavey was 10 years old when her father, a New York City fire lieutenant, died leading firefighters from Ladder 15 into the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. For these teens… More

Negotiation Advice for the 112th Congress

by Robert C. Bordone and Tobias Berkman There will be many post-mortems in the wake of the historic changes brought about by the 2010 mid-term elections.  But no matter where you stand in American politics, it’s hard to disagree with Senator-Elect Rand Paul’s declaration Tuesday night that, “The American people are unhappy with what’s going… More

“Winning in the New Century Means . . .”

This fall Prof. Bordone contributed his thoughts to Global Brief’s collection of essays on what “Winning in the New Century Means . . .” …persuading. The era in which deploying sheer military might or flexing one’s vast economic muscle might be sufficient to win (or, more modestly, end or manage) a conflict has passed. Stunning technological advances… More

HLS 2012 American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition

Sixteen teams from nine different law schools from throughout the Northeast took part in the ABA Regional Negotiation Competition at HLS on November 13–14, 2010. Approximately 35 judges, all practicing lawyers in the Boston area, evaluated the teams and chose the winners. A team comprised of two first-year law students from Boston College Law School… More

Solving Problems and Conducting Research

  By Alykhan Shivji ‘11 and Christine Rizk ‘11   Harvard Negotiators (HN) continues to help individuals and organizations solve problems and conduct research.  Recently, the HN Consulting Project worked with the Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Club to conduct a salary negotiation workshop for fifty business students, many of whom were in the process of… More

Class Notes

Michael Moffitt ’94 was named Dean of the University of Oregon Law School on December 8, 2010.  He will assume the deanship on July 1, 2011. The entire Harvard Law School negotiation community congratulates Michael on this wonderful accomplishment. It’s great news for our field and we know he will be a stellar Dean. Rishi… More