Sara del Nido Budish

Lecturer on Law

2018-2019

1563 Massachusetts Ave
Pound 515

617-496-2785

Biography

Sara is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). In addition to supervising student teams on client projects, she is a member of the teaching team for the Negotiation Workshop and other courses on conflict management theory and practice, and facilitates executive education courses offered by the Harvard Negotiation Institute. 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 special projects in HNMCP such as a negotiation-themed podcast. Through her teaching and consulting work, Sara has led projects and programs for Atrius Health, the Asia Foundation, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Harvard Medical School, the New Hampshire Adult Drug Court, the Public International Law & Policy Group, among others.

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
,
Negotiation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Clinical Legal Education
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Legal Services
,
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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