Students in the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) work on advanced client matters related to negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. In addition to applying the skills and concepts learned in Negotiation Workshop, students develop a new set of skills that may include:
- assisting an organization in conducting a conflict assessment;
- designing a dispute resolution system;
- assessing an ongoing set of dispute management processes;
- resolving a current conflict or series of conflicts;
- facilitating learning dialogues;
- managing stakeholder assessments, including conducting interviews, running focus groups, and developing/implementing surveys; and
- leading teams and making client presentations
Each semester the clinic offers a mix of public, private, domestic, and international projects. Recent clients include federal and state agencies, nonprofits, religious organizations, transnational corporations, small start-up companies, professional sports teams, municipalities, local government officials, and universities.
Students in the clinic have the chance to manage senior level client relationships and are asked to work through difficult concepts and problems directly with clients and their clinical supervisor. Students work in a team of 2 to 4 students, typically collaborating on single project for one client during the entire semester. By working for a single client, students have the unique chance to collaborate on a project from start to finish. For an understanding of the kinds of projects clinic students undertake, you can read about current and past clients on the HNMCP website.
How to Register
The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic is offered in the Fall and Spring semester. You can learn about the required clinical course component, additional requirements and requisites, as well as the clinical registration process itself, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.
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Faculty and Staff
Robert Bordone (Clinical Professor and Founding Director)
Rachel Viscomi (Assistant Director and Lecturer on Law)
Alonzo Emery (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Heather Kulp (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Sara del Nido (Clinical Fellow)
Samuel Straus (Associate)
Tracy Blanchard (Clinical Administrator)