Robert C. Bordone

Thaddeus R. Beal Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic

Clinic Work

Professor Bordone is the Founding Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program.

The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is the nation’s first legal clinic focusing on dispute systems design and conflict management. HNMCP was founded in 2006 to take Harvard Law School students from pedagogy to practice in the fields of negotiation, dispute resolution, and conflict management. The Clinic trains a new generation of lawyers with the skills – in negotiation, mediation, facilitated dialogue, stakeholder assessment, dispute systems evaluation and design, conflict analysis, and curriculum development – necessary to help their clients manage their negotiations and disputes efficiently and creatively.

HNMCP connects organizations that would benefit from strategic advice for ongoing or upcoming negotiations or disputes with Harvard Law School students. These students, trained in both the theory and practice of dispute resolution, are prepared to exercise their new skills and knowledge on behalf of real-life clients. Students will receive academic course credit for their work with HNMCP.

For a list of clients, please visit the HNMCP website.