We serve client organizations like yours—corporations, non-profits, government agencies, community groups—facing real world challenges that would benefit from strategic negotiation and conflict management advice, or dispute resolution system evaluation and design. A team of our students, trained in both the theory and practice of dispute resolution, will spend a semester exercising their skills and knowledge on behalf of your organization and receive academic course credit for their work.

For a fuller listing of our clients, please see Our Projects. To find out more about working with HNMCP, visit our Becoming a Client page.

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2022 Fall Projects

  • Clubhouse

    Clubhouse

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Dispute System Design

    Students: Steven Yaghoubi & Jules Miranda

    Clubhouse is an audio-first community platform. Users are able to follow clubs of interest (based on topics) and then join live rooms that moderators create. In these rooms, users can either listen to the conversation that is taking place between speakers or raise their hands and be allowed to join the dialogue. Clubhouse is in …

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  • Community Dialogue

    Community Dialogue

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue

    Students: Nida Kadayifci & Kevin Keystone

    Polarization and deep political and social divides are affecting families, communities, school boards, businesses, and governments at the local, state and federal level.  Those divides are not narrowing as mid-term elections approach, the Supreme Court issues immensely consequential decisions, and high profile congressional and prosecutorial investigations unfold (to say nothing of continuing discord around racial …

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  • Freedom House

    Freedom House

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Stakeholder Assessment

    Students: Eoin Lyons & Pranaya Pahwa

    Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, which analyzes the challenges to freedom, advocates for greater political rights and civil liberties, and supports frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change.   The Data Driven Advocacy (DDA) Activity is a USAID-funded program implemented …

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  • ICWA/Child Custody Court Models

    ICWA/Child Custody Court Models

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Dispute System Evaluation, Stakeholder Assessment

    Students: Visala Alagappan

    This project will engage the questions around the potential establishment of ICWA/child custody courts for recently federally-recognized Native American tribes. The focus will be on conducting secondary research into existing ICWA/child custody court models, and will include interviews with experts (in the field of Native American law and tribal courts) and community stakeholders (tribal leaders, …

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  • Mather House

    Mather House

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Dispute System Design

    Students: Sara Loughlin & Joel Swann

    An assessment around belonging


  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association

    National Legal Aid and Defender Association

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Stakeholder Assessment

    Students: Hannah Hsieh & Torian Cook

    The National Legal Aid & Defender Association, founded in 1911, is America’s oldest and largest national nonprofit organization dedicated to the excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford to pay for counsel, devoting all its resources to advocating for equal access to justice for all.   Many civil legal aid and …

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  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

    Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

    Semester: 2022 Fall

    Project Type: Curriculum Development & Delivery

    Students: Shaun Kleber, Valerie Gutmann, and Austin Riddick

    The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office (“SCDAO”) is the law enforcement agency for the cities of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop, Massachusetts. SCDAO is among the busiest district attorney’s offices in New England.  This project builds on recommendations from a previous project with Harvard’s Dispute Systems Design Clinic and SCDAO. The main objective is to help …

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