Sara Budish

Lecturer on Law

2021-2022

Biography

Sara del Nido Budish is an Assistant Director and Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. In addition to supervising student teams on client projects, she teaches courses on conflict management theory and practice, and facilitates executive education courses offered by the Harvard Negotiation Institute. Sara co-hosts the HNMCP podcast, "Thanks for Listening", about bridging political divides in America. She previously served as Clinical Fellow at HNMCP, during which she supervised student groups including the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, helped develop curricula on facilitation and multiparty negotiation, and worked on other writing and research projects. Through her teaching and consulting, Sara has assisted clients working in healthcare, higher education, legal systems in the United States and abroad, international negotiation, and public service.

Prior to joining HNMCP, Sara served as a Research Associate in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School. Her writing has been published by the Journal of Dispute Resolution, WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog, Harvard Business School Publishing, and Harvard Law School Case Studies. She is also on the board of the New England Association for Conflict Resolution. During law school, she served as a mediator in small claims court and Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program, and as a student in HNMCP she designed and delivered a series of customized trainings for a group of medical providers focused on difficult conversations. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Robert C. Bordone, Tobias C. Berkman & Sara E. del Nido, The Negotiation Within: The Impact of Internal Conflict Over Identity and Role on Across-The-Table Negotiations, 2014 J. Disp. Resol. 175 (2014).
Categories:
Legal Profession
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Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Dispute Resolution
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Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Clinical Legal Education
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Legal Services
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Legal Education
Type: Article
Abstract
This article argues that negotiators' experiences of internal conflict over their identity and role -- what we term "the negotiation within" -- has a significant impact on across-the-table negotiations in the legal profession and in business. This impact has been mostly overlooked by the literature on negotiation, which focuses on strategic, structural, and psychological barriers to negotiated agreements that are divorced from the real, internal experiences of most negotiators. The article analyzes the impact and suggests a typology for naming and understanding internal conflict. It concludes with a three-stage prescription on how to manage such conflicts described as "mirror work," "chair work," and "table work."
Sara E. del Nido, Power, Politics, and Identity: President Carter and the Forging of the Camp David Accords, in A Dialogue on Presidential Challenges and Leadership: Papers of the 2007-2008 Center Fellows 3 (Julie Manus ed. 2008).
Categories:
Civil Practice & Procedure
Sub-Categories:
Mediation
,
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Type: Book

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