Clinics & SPOs
Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
Harvard Law School clinics redouble efforts to assist after eviction moratorium’s end
September 10, 2021
As many people are left wondering what will happen with the end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic-related moratorium on evictions, Harvard Law School clinics and programs have reaffirmed their commitment to helping individuals and families navigate the housing system and their legal options.
Rachel Viscomi named clinical professor of law
August 31, 2021
Rachel A. Viscomi ’01 has been appointed clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School. Viscomi, who was appointed director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) in 2018, was most recently an assistant clinical professor of law.
Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program and ABA jointly release report on best practices for eviction diversion
June 25, 2021
The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program and the American Bar Association have jointly released a report on best practices for eviction diversion.
Brooke Davies ’21 and Daniel Oyolu ’21 awarded the 2021 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award
May 26, 2021
Brooke Davies ’21 and Daniel Oyolu ’21 have been awarded the 2021 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award.
August 21, 2019
1L January Experiential Term courses focus on skills-building, collaboration and self-reflection
From the Boston Marathon to a deadly meningitis outbreak, a prosecutor shares negotiation lessons
June 13, 2019
Drawing from a wide variety of prosecutorial experiences, Assistant U.S. Attorney Varghese shared insights and anecdotes with the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program's Negotiation Workshop about what it is like to negotiate in the real world.
Rachel Viscomi named assistant clinical professor of law and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program
July 30, 2018
Rachel A. Viscomi ’01 has been appointed assistant clinical professor of law at Harvard Law School and named director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program. She was formerly a lecturer on law at HLS and the acting director of HNMCP.
Evolving and Adapting: The HLS Clinical Landscape
June 26, 2018
More than 100 years after students started the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, there are now 40 clinics and Student Practice Organizations at HLS, focused on everything from cyberlaw to veterans’ rights.
HLS 200 finale celebrates clinics
May 2, 2018
On April 20, HLS in the Community wrapped up a year-long celebration of Harvard Law School's bicentennial by highlighting the contributions made by HLS clinics and students practice organizations (SPOs).
Professor Guhan Subramanian ’98 will be the new chair of the Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School. Subramanian holds appointments at both Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. As chair of PON, he will succeed Professor Robert H. Mnookin `68.
HLS thinks bigger than ever
June 8, 2017
Each May since 2011, Harvard Law School has presented "HLS Thinks Big," a TED Talks-style event that invites faculty members to present a "big idea" in front of an audience of faculty, students and staff.
Students honored at 2017 Class Day
May 25, 2017
A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of 2017 received special awards during Class Day. They were recognized for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.
Harvard Law School: 2016 in review
December 22, 2016
A look back at 2016, highlights of the people who visited, events that took place and everyday life at Harvard Law School.
Morning in America: November 9, 2016
November 8, 2016
An op-ed by Heather Scheiwe Kulp: You roll out of bed, seeking coffee and your morning news. Groggily, you realize it’s Wednesday morning, November 9—the day after the presidential election. S/he’s won. You may be thrilled. You may not be. Either way, you have to go to work/the dinner table/a church potluck/your kid’s soccer game today with people who may not feel the same way. It’s morning in America, and it’s time to repair the vast breaches this election season created.
Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that a $1 million gift from Ada Tse ’91 and James Yang through their family’s YangTse Foundation will expand and enhance the Law School’s signature Negotiation Workshop, an intensive course that combines theory and practice to improve students’ understanding of negotiation and their effectiveness as negotiators.
Political dialogue in polarizing times
October 4, 2016
Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Director and Clinical Professor Robert Bordone and Assistant Director and Lecturer Rachel Viscomi offer advice on how to talk about the election and other contentious topics without alienating family, friends and your social network.
Bob Bordone encourages students to settle for nothing less than the ‘Best. Job. Ever.’
August 4, 2016
As the final speaker in this year's "Last Lecture" Series was Bob Bordone, Thaddeus R. Beal clinical professor of law and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program, who spoke about a how simple Facebook status update from 2013 led him to consider the elements of a successful career today.
When Wendy Sherman, former under secretary of state for political affairs, was in the midst of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, she often felt that her team was playing “several games of multidimensional chess at the same time.” On April 20, Sherman delivered a guest lecture to the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop.