Sara del Nido Budish

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School Clinical Instructor, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program

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.


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