Author Archives: Lisa Brem

About Lisa Brem

Lisa Brem is the Case Studies Program Manager at Harvard Law School.

Why and How: Using the Case Study Method in the Law Classroom

Photo by: Brooks Kraft Post by: Jackie Kim and Lisa Brem Why should legal educators use case studies and other experiential teaching methods, such as role plays and simulations, in their classes?  Hasn’t the Langdell method served legal education well … Continue reading

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Five Negotiation & Mediation Roleplays that can be Taught in 2-Hours or Less*

Fitting meaningful learning into one class period can be challenging. Below, five of our best Negotiation & Mediation Roleplays are represented that can be taught in two-hours or less.

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U.S. Defense Taskforce: Simulating the Apocalypse

Photo used under Creative Commons Licensing   U.S. Defense Taskforce, a newly released negotiation simulation from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), explores group decision-making processes in a multi-party negotiation. Lisa Dicker ’17 and Kathleen Kelly ’17 of Harvard … Continue reading

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New Product: Mortgage Crisis Call

Image used under Creative Commons Licensing  The financial crisis of the late 2000’s has just hit and more than 10 million homes have been foreclosed upon in the matter of a few years. The American public is outraged and demanding … Continue reading

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YNMCP and Labor Conditions at A&M Apparel: A New Dispute Systems Design Role Play

New Product: YNMCP Alonzo Emery at Renmin University of China Law School (Photo via Harvard Law Bulletin) In a new negotiation role play from the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP), the world’s leading clothing company is a client … Continue reading

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New Product: Allen & Overy: Surviving the Banking Crisis (A) and (B)

Photo used under Creative Commons Licensing, Allen & Overy London Headquarters Leadership in Law Firms: Hidden Hierarchies Harvard Law School | The Case Studies is happy to announce a brand new case study based on the exciting research conducted by Professor … Continue reading

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Law Professors: Still Stuck in the Same Old Classroom?

Last summer and fall, the Case Studies Program at Harvard Law School set out to learn more about what kinds of teaching methods and materials law school professors used. We sent out surveys to approximately 1,000 faculty and deans at … Continue reading

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All the World’s a Stage: When a Prosecution becomes a Media Circus

Case Study in Criminal Law May 14, 2011. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the director of the International Monetary Fund and front runner in the French presidential campaign, was handcuffed and led off an Air France flight as it sat on the tarmac … Continue reading

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Between a Rock and a Very Hard Place: Leadership in International Conflict

New Product: Reputation, Credibility, and the Goldstone Report by Amanda Reilly, Lisa Brem, and Elizabeth Moroney When the United Nations published the Goldstone Report assessing the 2008 Israeli military strike in Gaza, it (and its main author, Jewish South African … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act of a General Counsel

New Product: Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd by Rachel Gibson On June 29, 2010, Hewlett Packard’s (HP’s) celebrated CEO Mark Hurd handed over to HP’s general counsel Michael Holston a troubling letter he had received barely half an hour ago. … Continue reading

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