From the archive

Volume IX -- Issue I

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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe, but HNMCP is on the cusp of celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Next fall will mark the start of our 10th year as a clinic at HLS even though the students who enrolled in our clinic in 2006-07 have transcripts that say, “Independent Clinical Work” instead of “Negotiation and Mediation… More

HNMCP Launches New Dialogue and Facilitation Initiatives

During the 2015–2016 academic year, the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) expanded work in a new Dialogue and Facilitation Project by launching two innovative programs, one in the fall and one in the spring semester. Real Talk In Fall 2015, HNMCP, in collaboration with the Systemic Justice Project (SJP) at Harvard Law School,… More

The Promise of Peace: HLS Negotiation Workshop Hosts Ambassador Wendy Sherman

When Wendy Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, was in the midst of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, she often felt that her team was playing “several games of multidimensional chess at the same time.”… More

Negotiating for Health: the Harvard Negotiation Law Review 2016 Symposium

The 2016 Harvard Negotiation Law Review Symposium, Negotiating for Health: The Role of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare, took place on February 27, 2016 at Harvard Law School. The event kicked off with opening remarks by Professor Bob Bordone, who highlighted the unprecedented challenges that the healthcare industry is facing today as it transforms… More

Fall 2015 Projects

Five clinical projects in the fall of 2015 allowed us to bring conflict management skills training to a regional court system and to continue our systems design work—with a local college local law enforcement settings, with a federal agency, and a peacebuilding non-profit dear to our hearts.   Everett Police Department At a time when law… More

Celebrating 35 Years of the Harvard Mediation Program

On a sun-filled Saturday on April 30, 2016, the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) celebrated its 35th anniversary with approximately 80 members and supporters in attendance. The event provided an opportunity for current HMP members—law school students and community members alike—to connect with previous generations of HMP. Those in attendance included co-founder Karen F. Green ’81;… More

Student Spotlight – Deanna Parrish ’16

My fierce dedication to democracy’s potential led me to Harvard Law School. I am the child of an immigrant family—Cubans who fled to the United States seeking an equal and democratic system of government. Because my family sacrificed for the opportunity to be heard by their leaders, I have felt that the onus is on… More

Alumni Spotlight—Paul Yoo ‘09

HNMCP: How did you engage with alternative dispute resolution during your years at Harvard Law School?   Paul Yoo: One of my goals before joining HLS was to make sure I took as many ADR/negotiation courses that I could. I took the Negotiation Workshop to build my foundation and continued coursework in Dispute Systems Design… More


Lecturer on Law and HNMCP Clinical Instructor Heather Scheiwe Kulp co-authored “You Help Me, He Helps You: Dispute Systems Design in the Sharing Economy” with Amanda L. Kool, published in the University of Washington Law School’s Journal of Law & Policy. Kulp and Kool discuss the potential for dispute resolution schemes in a sharing economy,… More

In the News

We send our warmest congratulations out to our colleague here at Harvard Law School, Prof. Robert H. Mnookin ’68, who received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. The award honors individuals whose scholarship has contributed significantly to the field. Read the full article at the… More

On the Road

In January 2016 HNMCP Director Bob Bordone ’97, HLS Lecturer on Law Florrie Darwin ’84, and former HNMCP Associate Sam Straus ’15 traveled to Cyprus to deliver a training on negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution to young leaders affiliated with long-time HNMCP client Seeds of Peace.  In March of 2016, Bob and Sam traveled to… More

Clinical Fellow Position Now Open at HNMCP

HNMCP currently has a posting for a Clinical Fellow position. Applications for all jobs at Harvard University must be submitted through the online ASPIRE system and cannot be accepted by email or snail mail. You can find a link to apply here. Auto req ID 39149BR Business Title Clinical Fellow School/Unit Harvard Law School Sub-Unit… More

Class Notes

Warm congratulations to Jeremy McClane ’02 who, in only his second year at the University of Connecticut School of Law, has been awarded the teaching prize!         Ashley Harris ’08 has joined Clara, a modern, technology-enabled consumer lending platform based in San Francisco, as General Counsel.           Jared Strumwasser ‘10 and… More