From the archive

Volume VI - Issue I

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Letter from the Director

Dear Friends of HNMCP, As we begin this new year, we reflect on the past with gratitude and look to the future with hope. In 2012, the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) grew its programs and personnel, continuing to enhance ADR offerings for Harvard Law School students. In 2013, we will honor those… More

Client Spotlight: The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Sandra Yamate ’84 Audrey Lee ’05 The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) is a not-for-profit organization that, through educational programs, research and publications, addresses the lack of diversity and inclusion that continues to challenge the legal profession and undermine its credibility within… More

Student Spotlight: Danielle Bart ’13

STUDENT PROFILE: Danielle Bart ’13 HNMCP Project: U.S. Dept. of Transportation/Volpe National Transportation System Center HNMCP: Danielle, you’re going to be a teaching assistant in the “Negotiation Workshop” this spring. You’ve taken the “Negotiation Workshop,” “Dispute Systems Design” and the “Multiparty Negotiation Workshop,” as well as the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic (HNMCP). All this indicates a… More

Alumna Spotlight: Alexia Bertrand LLM ’05

ALUMNA PROFILE: Alexia Bertrand LLM ‘05 Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs and Deputy-Prime Minister of Belgium I had no clue what a negotiation class actually implied before studying at Harvard Law School. Aside from one or two MBA programs, no university in Belgium offered a negotiation class at… More

Fall 2012 Projects

African Community and Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) ACEDONE was founded in 2002 to provide support to Boston’s East African community and families as they integrate into American society. Tensions between old world and new can exacerbate the already challenging teen/parent relationship. ACEDONE has enlisted HNMCP to report on the underlying causes of such… More

Choosing to Help: A Tribute to Roger D. Fisher, 1922-2012

It is the spring of 1997 and I am sitting in Pound 107 while Roger Fisher ‘48, Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, is telling a story about his serving as a weather reconnaissance pilot in World War II. As a teaching assistant for the Negotiation Workshop, I have heard the story at least a dozen… More

Can We Get a Political Timeout? Presidential Debates Should be Dialogues, Not Football Games.

An October 25, 2012, Op/Ed in the Los Angeles Times By Robert C. Bordone and Heather Scheiwe Kulp   Reading the newspapers recently, we’ve been struck by how similar the presidential debate commentary has been to commentary about “Monday Night Football.” After the matchups in this year’s “debate season,” political pundits criticized President Obama’s “prevent defense” and “two-yard runs… More

Welcome to new HNMCP Clinical Fellow Heather Scheiwe Kulp

HNMCP is pleased to announce that Heather Scheiwe Kulp has joined HNMCP for a two-year term as a Clinical Fellow. Prior to joining HNMCP, Heather was a Skadden Fellow with Resolution Systems Institute/The Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago. There, she partnered with courts and government agencies to develop small claims, foreclosure, and other mediation… More

Discussing Clinical Legal Education in Pakistan

When I asked about the justice system in Pakistan, the reply of locals was the same: the court system is broken. Courts, I was told, are overloaded with cases and the legal system is plagued by corruption. There was little sense of hope for the average, unconnected citizen. As one Punjabi saying goes, “May God… More

Former U.S. Trade Representative Shares Tools for Successful Multiparty Negotiations

Textile imports from China. Trade gaps with Japan. Pirated music in Canada. World Trade Organization technology tariffs. These are just a few of the issues Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky negotiated as United States Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001. On October 3, Barshefsky came to Harvard Law School to share her experiences with students in the… More

On the Road

On the Road is a new column that reflects the various ways in which the HNMCP staff is engaging with the field of alternative dispute resolution outside of the classroom and clinical project.   In mid-October, Clinic Director Robert Bordone ‘97 presented to the annual conference of the International Academy of Mediators.  His talk, entitled… More

What the Harvard Mediation Program Means to Me

Before I came to law school, I worked as a paralegal at a small law firm, with only three attorneys. I was in charge of all of the litigation files, and I soon came up with a new system for how the files should be organized. Sure of myself, I immediately went to the secretary,… More

Harvard Negotiation Law Review

The staff and members of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) had a productive and rewarding fall semester developing the journal’s eighteenth volume, preparing for the spring symposium, and enjoying social and career-related events. HNLR’s upcoming spring publication features prominent scholars and practitioners writing on a variety of timely and interesting issues in the ADR… More

Grant Strother ’12 Awarded the 2012 CPR Prize for Outstanding Original Student Article

Recent Harvard Law School Graduate Grant Strother ’12 was selected to receive The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) Outstanding Original Student Article Award for his paper, “Resolving Cultural Property Disputes in the Shadow of the Law.” This award recognizes a student article or paper that is focused on events or issues in the field of… More

Class Notes

Victoria Shannon ‘07 has recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law. She will be teaching ADR, International Commercial Arbitration, and Civil Procedure. This fall also saw the publication of her new title Third Party Funding in International Arbitration by Wolters Kluwer. Congratulations, Victoria!  … More

HNMCP begins search for new Assistant Director

HNMCP BEGINS A SEARCH FOR ITS NEXT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR We have posted the position of HNMCP Assistant Director to the Harvard Employment website to begin this July, 2013. For a job description or to apply, please go to the Harvard University ASPIRE System. Applications are accepts ONLY through the ASPIRE system and will not be accepted… More

Harvard Negotiation Institute Summer Program Open Enrollment

Take your negotiation skills to new heights!   Offered by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Negotiation Institute Summer Programs are designed to help you achieve better results and create more value at the negotiation table. Taught by world-renowned negotiation experts, each program focuses on a critical aspect of negotiation—from structuring… More