Lecturer on Law
Florrie Darwin is a Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, where she teaches in the negotiation workshop. At HLS she has co-created and taught a course on “Negotiating Leadership.” She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Outside the U.S., Florrie teaches negotiation at the Faculty of Law at the University of Freiburg in Germany, in Switzerland at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Lucerne, and in Tokyo at the Sophia University Faculty of Law. She was a Visiting Professor at the French business school ESSEC, where, in addition to the negotiation workshop courses, she offered seminars on “Understanding Multicultural Mediation” and “Training for Negotiation Trainers.” She has also taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, the French Ecole Nationale d’Administration and at the Ecole de Management in Bordeaux,and she has trained lawyers and judges in mediation at the Institut Catholique in Paris.
Florrie has facilitated workshops for professionals at various corporations, including Coca Cola, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, First Data, Health Net, Soitec and Exelon; for healthcare professionals at institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinics; for real estate professionals at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and for lawyers around the world, both in the Harvard Negotiation Institute, at firms including Clifford Chance, Leboeuf Lamb, Shearman & Sterling, Milbank, and Schulte Roth, and for organizations such as the International Bar Association and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has created and facilitated Advanced Negotiation Workshops for the European Commission in Brussels, and has trained government and civic leaders in negotiation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Florrie is former chair of the Cambridge Planning Board, which reviews and adjudicates land use planning matters for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and of the Cambridge Rent Control Board. She practiced law with the firm of Hill & Barlow in Boston, principally in the area of real estate development, and has been a mediator in small claims courts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the International Association for Conflict Management, and the Association for Conflict Resolution, a trustee of the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust, a state-certified mediator, and a member of the Harvard Mediation Program Advisory Board. She graduated with honors from Columbia University and the Harvard Law School.