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Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

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    Next spat with your partner, try silence, says negotiation expert Sheila Heen

    September 12, 2023

    Wondering is a series of random questions answered by experts. Sheila Heen is the Thaddeus R. Beal Professor of Practice at the Law School, deputy

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    How to manage office conflict

    August 18, 2023

    At an event hosted by the Program on Negotiation, author Claire Fowler looks at new ways to resolve disagreements in the workplace.

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    ‘Education can change ordinary people’s lives’

    May 9, 2023

    For as long as she can remember, Tushigjargal Bold LL.M. ’23 has enjoyed such a wide variety of interests that it’s been hard to focus on just one.

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    Why lawyers should learn to lead difficult conversations

    February 21, 2023

    Harvard’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program teaches law students how to be facilitators at work and in life.

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    Baba Galleh Jallow named inaugural Fisher Fellow

    February 7, 2023

    Harvard Law School today announced the appointment of Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow, a journalist, academic, and former executive secretary of The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission, as the inaugural Roger D. Fisher Fellow in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

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    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

  • Christiana Figueres poses for a photo with two others while holding her Great Negotiator award.

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    ‘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.

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    Harvard Law students help pass legislation paving way for new therapies for ALS

    February 23, 2022

    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.

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    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.

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    ‘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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.