Projects & Clients

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) connects Harvard Law School students with organizations that would benefit from strategic negotiation and conflict management advice, or dispute resolution system evaluation and design. Our students, trained in both the theory and practice of dispute resolution, will exercise their new skills and knowledge on behalf of real-life clients and receive academic course credit for their work.

We seek the active participation of partners facing real world challenges to work with us. We warmly invite conflict resolution practitioners, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and community groups to consider whether our clinic might suit their needs.

For a full listing of our projects and clients, please see the search menu in the sidebar on this page.

2015 Spring Projects

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Asian Development Bank

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Dispute System Evaluation
Students: Luisa Rosales and Sean Withall

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is dedicated to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB Office of the Ombudsperson (OOMP) is available to all ADB employees to help foster collaboration and to enhance efficient, informal conflict resolution within the organization. HNMCP students will assess how ADB staff currently approach dispute resolution within ADB and their understanding of OOMP’s role. Continue reading

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City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development’s Boston Home Center Division

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Conflict Analysis
Students: Kelly Knight and Jason Kramer

The Boston Home Center (BHC), a division of the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, helps Boston residents purchase, improve, and keep their homes. The BHC is regularly contacted by small, deed-restricted affordable condo associations around a variety of internal conflicts. HNMCP students will assess existing conflict management systems, explore current association conflicts, and develop a system, which may include a protocol, training guide, and/or training, to address these conflicts. Continue reading

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Government of New Brunswick Post Secondary Education and Training and Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Consensus Building Effort
Students: Mavara Agha and Matthew Katz

The mandate of the Government of New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat addresses various social, economic, and legal issues between the Government of New Brunswick and First Nations communities. HNMCP aspires to help the Government of New Brunswick examine questions of how consensus-building processes might be used within the provincial departments engaging and consulting with First Nations. Continue reading

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Ono Academic College

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue, Stakeholder Assessment
Students: Rachel Hutchinson and Eli Shalam

Ono Academic College has enlisted HNMCP students research issues around Israel’s mandatory national and military services in the armed forces, which causes considerable internal conflict in the country and creates hierarchies of citizenship. Informed by their research, students will conduct a stakeholder assessment and facilitate dialogues among Ono students affected by the issue. Continue reading

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Sudbury Clergy Association

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Assessment
Students: Jiayun Ho and Seanan Fong

The Sudbury Clergy Association is enlisting the help of HNMCP to develop a kinder, gentler protocol for engaging at Town Meetings, in town government, and in the schools for the sake of the community’s best interests. Students will conduct a stakeholder assessment of town employees, elected officials, and residents, identify critical areas of disagreement, and propose next steps. Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Early Resolution and Conciliation Division

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Conflict Resolution Advice
Students: Deanna Parrish, Elizabeth Bramon, and Zhiliang Zhang

The USDA has 17 different agencies, each with its own alternative dispute resolution program to manage internal conflicts. These programs have heretofore operated with significant autonomy. HNMCP students will assess the programs and offer recommendations on best practices and systems design suggestions that bolster effectiveness across the 17 ADR programs. Continue reading