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Spring 2021 Seminar

Dispute Systems Design Clinical Seminar

Required Clinic Component Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic (3-5 spring clinical credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.

Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.

By Permission: No.

Add/Drop Deadline: December 4, 2020.

LLM Students: LLM students may apply to this clinic by submitting an application.

This 1-credit seminar is the required classroom component for students doing work through the Dispute Systems Design Clinic during the spring of 2021. Students will read and discuss works related to the various models for conducting conflict assessments, designing dispute systems, and working as a lawyer to be an effective deal-design architect. In addition, readings and discussions will focus on the practical and ethical quandaries and special challenges faced by professionals in conflict resolution, mediation, and dispute systems design. Some sessions will require students to present problems related to the clinical work in which they are currently engaged to the members of the class for discussion and brainstorming. The 1-credit class will be front-loaded with weekly meeting times for the first part of the semester and fewer class sessions in the second half of the semester in order to allow students to focus more intently on their clinical work.