From the archive

Volume VIII - Issue I

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Director’s Letter

It’s hard being away from the energy and dynamism of students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), but I am thankful for the chance to rejuvenate after many years of hard work building HNMCP, now in its eighth year.… More

Fall 2014 Projects

Six projects this fall allowed us to delve deep into the assessment and strengthening of dispute resolution systems in our nation’s government and a state superior court system, as well as assist educational and non-profit organizations hone their individual and collective negotiation skills and tactics.… More

Student Spotlight: Laurence Hull ’15

“I’ve been privileged to hone numerous useful skills and learn many important lessons thanks to Harvard’s ADR program.”… More

Alumna Spotlight: Erin Ryan ’01

“I find expression for dispute resolution skills in almost all professional and personal contexts”… More

HNMCP Clinical Instructor Alonzo Emery Named to the Public Intellectuals Program

“The Public Intellectuals Program expands my capacity to nurture future stewards of the US-China relationship — a relationship I view as critical to the world’s future” … More

New HNMCP Blogging Adventures

In response to events in our country this fall, we recently launched a blog-within-our-blog, “Dialogue & Demonstration.” This series features students, faculty, and staff who work in negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution spaces as they share reflections about the role of alternative dispute resolution during times of activism and social change. Many of these entries raise important questions both for the field and for the authors as they navigate questions of identity, purpose, and role.… More

Restorative Justice: Theory Meets Application – 2015 HNLR Symposium

On February 28, 2015, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review (HNLR) proudly presented its ninth annual symposium, “Restorative Justice: Theory Meets Application,” a full-day conference on how restorative justice principles may be applied to different areas of practice.… More

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute Seeks Public Comment on University Goal Setting Process

Last July, the Sustainability Institute began work with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), the nation’s first legal clinic focusing on conflict management and dispute systems design. HNMCP student teams, under the supervision of Harvard Law School clinical faculty, work on projects for clients in a number of fields and industries.… More

5 Questions with Professor Bordone: Creating a Storyboard to Support Learning Goals

Hesperia Seed Initiative, our latest simulation, has been years in the making, undergoing many classroom tests and iterations before publication. Faculty author Professor Robert Bordone sat down to talk with us about the process and the possibilities of writing a simulation.… More


New Publication from Clinical Instructor Heather Kulp on Preserving Mediation’s Core Values in Foreclosure Mediation and New Reviews from HNMCP Director Bob Bordone and Assistant Director Rachel Viscomi on the “Rethinking Negotiation Teaching” Series… More

On the Road

On the Road is a 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.… More

Class Notes

John Abbruzzese ’13 and his wife welcomed their first child this fall, Marco Zain Mechtaly Abbruzzese. Congrats, John. Marco is in for a lifetime of laughs!   Toby Berkman ’10 joined the staff of the Consensus Building Institute in August as an Associate. Welcome back to Boston, Toby!   Former Clinical Instructor Chad Carr ’06… More