Areas of Interest
Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Up for Debate
July 16, 2022
In the world of formal debate from which Harvard Law student Bo Seo ’24 hails, disagreement is not a faux pas; It’s the whole point
Figueres receives 2022 Great Negotiator award at HLS
April 21, 2022
As the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Christiana Figueres was in charge of the 2015 climate talks in Paris. In a conscious departure from earlier conferences, she declared that any agreement should be unanimous, rather than merely a consensus.
Talking across the aisle
April 5, 2022
Courses led by Harvard Law’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program teach students how to lead critical conversations about polarizing issues.
Life imitating art
March 30, 2022
As an LL.M. student at Harvard Law School who is about to launch both a solo show and a collective exhibition with other Black artists across Harvard, Suleyman Wellings-Longmore LL.M. ’22 says he can finally see how his legal and artistic passions inspire and fuel one another.
‘There was no promise not to enlarge NATO’
March 16, 2022
Robert Zoellick, the U.S. diplomat who helped negotiate the end of the Cold War, says Vladimir Putin’s claims about Ukraine are part of a disinformation campaign.
Students in an advanced negotiation course taught by Professor Rachel Viscomi ’01 and clinical instructor Sara del Nido Budish ’13 used insights from multiparty negotiation to analyze the potential passage of legislation aimed at helping people suffering from ALS — and to better understand how to work as a team.
Ukraine in the balance
February 20, 2022
Harvard Law negotiation expert Rachel Viscomi ’01 analyzes the playing field as the U.S. and its allies confront Russian troop buildup on Ukraine’s borders.
‘Don’t just be a lawyer. Be a strategist’
November 10, 2021
The Center on the Legal Profession convenes experts from public and private sectors for a day-long symposium on crisis lawyering.
A special responsibility
September 9, 2021
As special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, or VCF, Rupa Bhattacharyya ’95 is working to ensure that fair compensation goes to the victims of the attacks.
Faculty on the move
September 1, 2021
With the start of the academic year, a look at nine faculty who have joined Harvard Law School, been promoted, or taken on new roles in 2021.
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.
Sheila Heen appointed professor of practice
August 31, 2021
Sheila Heen ’93, negotiation expert and trainer, has been appointed professor of practice at Harvard Law School, effective July 1, 2021. She has been a lecturer on law at HLS since 1995.
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.
Subramanian, Barzuza, other Harvard Law affiliates recognized by Corporate Practice Commentator
May 6, 2021
Articles by Harvard Law Professor Guhan Subramanian, Visiting Professor Michal Barzuza and several HLS alumni were named the Top Corporate and Securities Articles of 2020.
Helping the financially vulnerable find stability
March 25, 2021
Last year, Harvard Law Professor Howell Jackson and students in his FinTech class worked with a national nonprofit to help the United Parcel Service create an emergency savings program for 90,000 of its nonunion workers.
Online courts: reimagining the future of justice
December 4, 2020
Even if there was no COVID-19, online courts would still be the wave of the future: This idea was the starting point for a recent webinar, “Online Courts: Perspectives from the Bench and the Bar,” a half-day event convened by the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession.
‘It was a titanic struggle to make this happen’
July 23, 2020
HLS Lecturer Peter Carfagna ’79 discusses Major League Baseball’s return to play during the COVID-19 pandemic.