Sara del Nido ’13 Joins HNMCP as new Clinical Fellow

Sara del Nido - lo res for web - June 2014The Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara del Nido ’13 to the position of Clinical Fellow.

As a Clinical Fellow with HNMCP, Sara will work on special projects within the Clinic as well as with Harvard Law School student practice organizations that focus on alternative dispute resolution.

Sara graduated from Harvard Law School in the spring of May 2013, after completing a clinical project with HNMCP and Harvard Vanguard/Atrius Health. She and her teammate, Hema Patel ’13, designed an effective communication protocal for medical chiefs and directors to have difficult conversations with their direct reports—both physicians and staff—to hold them accountable to performance outcomes. Sara and Hema then created and delivered a series of trainings to this constituency.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this unique opportunity to work on the cutting edge of a field that I feel passionate about,” says Sara. “Particularly as a former participant in the clinic, I know how impactful this innovative program can be for students’ lives and careers, and it is an honor to now have the chance to contribute to this fantastic team.”

Sara’s interest in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) began early. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Sara served as a Research Associate for Brian J. Hall at Harvard Business School, writing case studies, building and delivering a creative negotiation-focused curriculum, and developing scholarly work with Prof. Hall around dispute resolutions systems and how they can be deployed within organizations. While a student at Harvard Law School, Sara was deeply involved in the ADR community, serving as: Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program; as Research Assistant to Prof. Robert Bordone at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program; and as Online Executive Editor for the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.

“Sara’s choose-to-help attitude, her creativity, and her long-term, deep interest in our field will be a huge asset for HNMCP and our students,” enthuses HNMCP Director Prof. Robert Bordone. “I am delighted to welcome her to our team.”

Sara was a summer associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP and has interned with the Hon. Denise Jefferson Casper in the U.S. District Court, D. Mass, at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development in the Litigation Unit, with the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School, and with the Community Dispute Settlement Center in Cambridge, MA. She served as a fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency, where she authored a paper on President Carter’s mediation of the Camp David Accords, for which she won the Marron Award for Best Historical Analysis. She has also published several cases with the Harvard Business School.