Projects & Clients

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP) connects organizations that would benefit from strategic advice for ongoing or upcoming negotiations or disputes with Harvard Law School students. These students, trained in both the theory and practice of dispute resolution, are prepared to exercise their new skills and knowledge on behalf of real-life clients. Students will receive academic course credit for their work with HNMCP.

In order to prepare students we need the active participation of partners facing real world challenges who are willing 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.

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2015 Spring Projects

Asian Development Bank

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Dispute System Evaluation
Students: TBA

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

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

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Conflict Analysis
Students: TBA

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

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

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Consensus Building Effort
Students: TBA

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

Ono Academic College

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Facilitated Dialogue, Stakeholder Assessment
Students: TBA

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

Sudbury Clergy Association

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Conflict Analysis, Stakeholder Assessment
Students: TBA

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

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

Semester: 2015 Spring
Project Type: Conflict Resolution Advice
Students: TBA

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