Thursday, February 9, 2012

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 Protection Bureau).

In January the ABB (Asea Brown Boveri Ltd.) team traveled to Zurich to present to a group of ABB executives including the company’s general counsel.  ABB was impressed with the presentation and has made it a priority to implement several of the students’ recommendations in 2012.

( r.) Claire Hankin ’13, Zach Mason ’13, and David Weller ’13)

Chile Team - On the Steps of the Ministry of JusticeIn January the Chilean Ministry of Justice (MoJ) team traveled to Santiago to do fieldwork for their project on the MoJ’s  neighborhood multi-door courthouse pilot program. They received local media coverage and the Ministry is ecstatic with the students’ research and recommendations for the system. Read more about the trip here.

( r.) Jeremy McClane ’02, Leah Kang ’12, Teresa Napoli ’13, and Apoorva Patel ’13)

This past summer, HNMCP director Robert Bordone ’97 and former Associate Toby Berkman ’10 visited the Seeds of Peace camp in Maine to get a sense of the experience current “seeds” in order to inform the work of this fall’s clinical project with the organization.




In January of 2012, Krystyna Wamboldt ’12 and Rachel Krol ’12, the two students on the Seeds of Peace project, traveled with Prof. Bordone to present their training in Jerusalem.