Students travel to Washington to present plan to close Guantanamo

[L-R] Laura Maher, Grant Strother, Clinical Professor Robert Bordone, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich, Michael Nieto, and Sarah Fort. (Team member Jonathan Pride not pictured)

In a replica of a high-level White House negotiation session, teams of students in a new advanced negotiation workshop at Harvard Law School offered advice on how to handle Guantanamo detainees. Although the negotiation wasn’t real, for the students the stakes were still high: One team was later selected by fellow students to travel to Washington, D.C., to make a presentation on Guantanamo to U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich.

Negotiation Clinic Students and 9/11 Special Master Address Foreclosure Crisis

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Four HLS students in the Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program have just finished an ambitious, semester-long project with Kenneth R. Feinberg, Special Master of the 9/11 Fund and a leading expert in alternative dispute resolution, to help staunch the widespread mortgage foreclosure crisis by bringing banks and homeowners together to refashion mortgage agreements.