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The Ground of Identity

posted: March 23rd, 2016

Ariel Eckblad ’16 provides the fourth and final entry in a new series on the HNMCP blog, sharing the experiences of facilitators in our new student initiative, Real Talk. There have been at least 13 iterations of this piece. Last December, the first … Continue reading

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May the Force Be With You

posted: March 23rd, 2016

I love negotiation theory. In fact, I hope to make a long career out of teaching others how to negotiate effectively, but every time someone asks me about my future profession, their eyes glaze over as I describe how one can use empathy and self-awareness to get what he or she wants. I have discovered that, to many people, effective negotiation is little more than a combination of deception, strong-arming, and mind control: Continue reading

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Facilitation Challenges: Navigating the Space Between Neutrality and Identity

posted: March 2nd, 2016

Lindsey Whyte ’16 provides the second entry in a new series on the HNMCP blog, sharing the experiences of facilitators in our new student initiative, Real Talk. As a brand-new student in the art of facilitation, one of my first lessons was in … Continue reading

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Resetting Broken Bones: Real Talk at Harvard Law School

posted: March 2nd, 2016

Deanna Parrish ’16 provides the first entry in a new series on the HNMCP blog, sharing the experiences of facilitators in our new student initiative, Real Talk. “As long as we are on earth, the love that unites us will bring … Continue reading

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Reflections on Real Talk: An Introduction

posted: February 25th, 2016

By Robert C. Bordone, Jon Hanson, Jacob Lipton, and Sam W. Straus   HNMCP is proud to announce the launch of a new series on our blog sharing the experiences of facilitators in our new student initiative, Real Talk. In … Continue reading

Image: Flickr, Leven Ramishvili, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., April 17, 2014, Creative Commons Copyright, Public Domain.

Scalia and Ginsburg: The Likeliest of Friendships

posted: February 22nd, 2016

by Robert C. Bordone & Sara del Nido Budish For many years, articles in the media have marveled at the “unlikely friendship” between Justices Scalia and Ginsburg.  Indeed, the pair has been dubbed “the odd couple” (by Justice Scalia himself). … Continue reading

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U.S. v. Teller: a New Plea Bargaining Role Play from HNMCP

posted: February 17th, 2016

United States v. Teller, a newly released negotiation role play case by Sam W. Straus and Robert C. Bordone of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), explores the challenges of negotiating plea bargains in the face of intense … Continue reading

David Hoffman and Jacqueline Olds joined a panel of experts at the Law School on “Negotiating Love: Interpersonal Negotiation and Romantic Relationships," offering such advice as have a joint bank account, don't start using negotiation skills too early in a relationship, and never make assumptions.

Love in the crosshairs

posted: February 12th, 2016

On February 11, The Harvard Law School Negotiators, a student practice group, organized the panel Negotiating Love: Interpersonal Negotiation and Romantic Relationships, to “to spread the word that effective techniques in interpersonal negotiation apply not only to the vagaries of international trade agreements and mergers and acquisitions but also to people’s everyday lives and to relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.” Continue reading

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Trump’s Losing Negotiation Strategy

posted: February 11th, 2016

Blog post by Prof. Robert C. Bordone In many circles people imagine Donald Trump to be a skilled and savvy dealmaker. He wrote a book about reaching agreements, and he brags ad nauseum about building a corporate and real estate … Continue reading

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Formation of the HLS NOW Facilitation Corp

posted: January 11th, 2016

Dear Negotiation Student, Events of the past year at Harvard Law School, within the nation, and around the globe raise questions of law, identity, connection, belonging, alienation, and difference. Our thoughts and feelings related to these events shape how we … Continue reading