Alonzo Emery

Alonzo Emery

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School

Alonzo Emery is a lawyer, mediator, facilitator, and educator who specializes in navigating challenging conversations and complex negotiations. He works with leaders across industries to develop effective conflict management strategies and engage in meaningful cross-cultural dialogue. In this capacity, he has led projects and workshops for Salesforce, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, the National Institutes of Health, the Asian Development Bank, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and JSW Law School in the Kingdom of Bhutan, among many others.

Prior to joining Harvard Law School, Emery was on faculty at Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, where he launched the Renmin University Disability Law Clinic, the first law school clinic in China dedicated exclusively to serving persons with disabilities. He has additionally taught at Georgetown University and the University of California, Berkeley.


B.A., Yale University

J.D., Harvard Law School

Research interests

Negotiation and conflict management, U.S.-China relations, cultural heritage law, international disability law, legal profession and education

Selected publications

  • “Innovations and Pitfalls in Chinese ADR Pedagogy: Experiences from the Field” (with S. Ali, K. Rong, T. Chao, & D. Matz, with an Appendix by S. Tianyu), Educating Negotiators for a Connected World: Volume 4 in the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Series (DRI Press 2013)

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