* Train Harvard Law School students in the theory and practice of negotiation and conflict management;
* Serve clients by building their capacity for effective conflict management and successful negotiation;
* Serve the legal profession and the dispute resolution field by producing practice-informed scholarship, creating innovative teaching pedagogy, and inspiring and building a community of problem-solving law school graduates.
The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) is the nation’s first legal clinic focusing on dispute systems design and conflict management. Founded in 2006 by Professor Robert Bordone, HNMCP takes students from pedagogy to practice in negotiation, mediation, facilitated dialogue, stakeholder assessment, dispute systems evaluation and design, conflict analysis, and curriculum development.
Case studies are a valuable tool for experiential, participant-centered learning. Faculty members at HNMCP and other practitioners have written a number of cases, now available for purchase at the HLS Case Studies website, that will help students, lawyers, and other professionals develop skills that will help their clients in negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution, and conflict management.