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Volume V - Issue I

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Director’s Letter

Director’s Letter Greetings from Cambridge! There is a lot to celebrate since our last newsletter. First,  we’ve launched our newly designed web site. Not only are we sporting a cleaner look but we’ve made it easier to search our projects by semester as well as by topic. And students will find all the information they… More

Fall 2011 Projects

ABB (Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.) ABB is a global provider of power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. Engineering companies like ABB often deliver technically complex products, systems and services to its customers.  Claims by or against either party are common for such complicated transactions.… More

Client Spotlight: Nate Barber (Town of Nantucket Project)

HNMCP: I know you first heard about HNMCP through an Executive Education class you took at HLS. Remind us a bit about that story, and how you got to know Prof. Bordone? Nate Barber: I met Bob when I attended a June seminar at HLS in 2009. My union, Local 2509 of the International Association… More

Student Spotlight: Vivian Choi ’12

Before coming to law school, I studied and worked in International Relations. I saw the world as made up of negotiations between countries of differing resources, doing what they can within the rules set by the powerful and the incumbents. Growing up, the news at home was always about how Korea gets the short end… More

Student Spotlight: Ellen Wheeler ’12

When Ellen Wheeler ’12 reflects on her experience with negotiation at Harvard Law School, it seems the overriding incentive for her involvement was the fear factor! “Opportunities like the Negotiation Workshop, that put you outside of your comfort zone, are so valuable in developing skills and growing as a person!” Wheeler has been involved with… More

Alumnus Spotlight: Dimitrios Efstathiou ’06

Dimitrios Efstathiou ’06 describes his position as Senior Counsel for Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing as one that requires him to wear multiple, sometimes competing hats. To keep those hats straight, Efstathiou turns to an old Negotiation Workshop friend—the Seven Elements worksheet. “Major League Soccer is a single-entity league—the league owns all nineteen… More

Piloting Justice in Chile

  by Leah Kang ’12, Teresa Napoli ’13, and Apoorva Patel ’13   This past January, Leah Kang ’12, Teresa Napoli ’13, and Apoorva Patel ’13 traveled to Chile to investigate the Ministry of Justice’s neighborhood multi-door courthouse pilot program under the supervision of Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Jeremy McClane ’02. The Unidad de Justicia… More

Harvard Mediation Program Looking Forward to Another 30 Years

By Elizabeth Bailey ’12, Vicki Blohm ’12, Matt Parker ’12, Hema Patel ’13, and David Zins ’12 Having celebrated its 30th anniversary last spring, the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP) is inaugurating a new era with a flurry of training offerings for its members, a review of its training curriculum, and a reinvigorated sense of community.… More

The Role of Lawyer as Negotiator

Furthering HNMCP’s mission of bridging theory and practice, HNMCP Clinical Instructor Jeremy McClane ’02 delivered a presentation on negotiation skills and theory at the ABA Section of International Law fall meeting in Dublin, Ireland in October. Attendees included high-level practitioners from global law firms as well as individual practitioners with international practices, corporate and government… More

New Advanced Workshop on Multiparty Negotiation, Groups, and Teams

HNMCP Director Robert Bordone ’97 and HNMCP Assistant Director Rory Van Loo ’07 taught a new advanced multiparty negotiation course last semester that is the first of its kind at Harvard Law School to emphasize teams and groups. In the course, twenty-four students worked on their multiparty skills through in-class exercises, case studies, video reviews,… More

Ports Foreign and Domestic

This past December, students on the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau project presented their ideas for a dispute resolution system to the fledgling government agency recently launched by HLS professor and Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren. ( r.) Prof. Robert Bordone, Ryan Blodgett ’12, Jeffrey Monhait ’12, Elizabeth Grosso ’13, and Mira Marshal of the Consumer Finance… More

Sharing Expertise

This summer HNMCP Director Robert Bordone was contacted by a number of news outlets for expert advice on negotiation in relation to current affairs. Read the articles here: CNN Money Radio Boston National Journal… More

Class Notes

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Rachel Krol ’12 married Scott  Kirker outside of Philadelphia.             Elaine Lin ’10 wrapped up a year in Oz—teaching, training and coaching with Conflict Management Australasia. She is thrilled to have moved back to Cambridge in November 2011 after accepting a position working with Sheila… More

We’ve Moved!

HNMCP has moved its offices to 1515 Massachusetts Ave., Austin 102, Cambridge, MA  02138. Our phone will remain 617.496.7109. Our fax will change to 617.496.8775… More