Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic

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Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Workshop
HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

FALL 2013

Instructors:
Robert Bordone
Austin 102
(617) 495-9194

Students in the Negotiation & Mediation Clinic will work in a team of 2 to 4 students, typically collaborating on single project for one client during the entire semester. By working for a single client, students have the unique chance to collaborate on a project from start to finish. Projects in the clinic typically focus on “advanced” issues related to negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. For example, students may assist an organization in conducting a conflict assessment, designing a dispute resolution system, assessing an ongoing set of dispute management processes, or resolving a current conflict or series of conflicts. In some instances, clinic teams design and deliver a tailored negotiation/mediation curriculum, offer strategic negotiation advice, or conduct a mediation or consensus-building session. In addition to applying the skills and concepts learned in Negotiation Workshop, students will develop a new set of skills that may include conducting interviews for stakeholder assessments, facilitating learning dialogues, running focus groups, leading teams, and presenting to clients. Each semester the clinic will offer a mix of public, private, domestic, and international projects. Recent clients include federal agencies, nonprofits, religious organizations, transnational corporations, small start-up companies, professional sports teams, municipalities, local government officials, and universities. Students in the clinic will have the chance to manage senior level client relationships and are asked to work through difficult concepts and problems directly with clients and their clinical supervisor. Session Times TBA

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